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PITTSBURGH, PA, August 31, 1999-- On August 31, Version 0.2 of an integrated model for systems and software engineering improvement, CMMI-SE/SW V0.2, was released for public review. The model was developed by the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Project, a collaborative effort sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense with participation by government, industry, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEISM). The project's objective is to develop an integrated set of models, an assessment method, and training materials that provide support for process and product improvement in industry and government.
This version of the integrated model incorporates change requests from government and industry stakeholders who reviewed initial drafts. The greatly streamlined normative portion of the model, tailoring procedures, and glossary have been issued as a stand-alone document to facilitate its adoption as a national standard.
With CMMI-SE/SW, organizations using different models for improving systems engineering and software engineering can now use the integrated model to coordinate efforts to improve in both disciplines. Using the CMMI model encourages enterprise-wide improvement and integrated assessment of both the software and systems engineering functions. The integrated model incorporates the best features of the source models from which it is derived [SW-CMM V2.0 draft C and EIA/IS-731 Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM)]. It will enable organizations to build on previous investments in improvement based on the SW-CMM or the SECM and at the same time to benefit from the standardization and commonality of the integrated model.
The CMMI Project welcomes review of the model from organizations that are considering using it. For more information about the CMMI Project and the public release of CMMI-SE/SW V0.2, see http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi/.