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  Kelly Kimberland
Phone: 412-268-8467
Fax: 412-268-5758
E-mail: public-relations@sei.cmu.edu

PITTSBURGH, PA, August 14, 2000—CMMI-SE/SW Version 1.0, an integrated model for systems engineering   and software engineering improvement, was released on August 11, 2000. Version   1.0 is designed for use by product-development organizations that wish to improve   their engineering and project-management processes. This model was developed   by the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Project,   a collaborative effort sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense   for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD/AT&L) and the National Defense   Industrial Association (NDIA) with participation by government, industry, and   the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The project's objective is to develop   an integrated product suite that supports process and product improvement in   industry and government. The suite consists of models, an assessment method,   and training materials.

With CMMI-SE/SW V1.0, organizations currently using different models for separately improving systems engineering and software engineering will be able to use the integrated model to improve, train, and assess processes more commonly and consistently. Use of this CMMI model supports enterprise-wide improvement by enabling the integrated assessment of both systems and software engineering. The integrated model incorporates the best features of the source models from which it is derived [Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM®) V2.0 draft C and EIA/IS-731 Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM)]. This new model 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.

Electronic access to CMMI-SE/SW V1.0, and more information about the CMMI product suite, are available at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi.

Organizations interested in using the CMMI product suite can call Software Engineering Institute Customer Relations at 412-268-5800 for more information.

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