By (author): Tim Kasse

Copyright: 2008
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9781596932760

Our Price: $89.00

The newly revised and expanded edition of the bestseller, Practical Insight into CMMI is an essential reference for engineering, IT and management professionals striving to grasp the look and feel of a successful business oriented process improvement implementation├╣. The second edition brings you up to speed on CMMI Version 1.2 and includes new material on: reviews and testing; quality factors, quality criteria, and quality metrics; physical architecture; change control boards, supplier agreement management; interfaces; constraints on alternative solutions; causal analysis techniques, evolving measurements; and applying CMMI to manufacturing. Taking you beyond the Capability Maturity Model to the integrated world of systems and software, this comprehensive resource presents CMMI Version 1.2 in a manner that is easy to comprehend by higher-level managers and practitioners alike. Written by a world-renowned expert in the field, the book offers a clear picture of the activities an organization would be engaged in if their systems and software engineering processes were based on CMMI. The book teaches the roles and responsibilities of professionals at all levels, from senior and middle management to project leaders and quality assurance personnel. Offering a full appreciation of the power of CMMI to enhance systems and software process improvement initiatives, this invaluable reference captures the essence of each of process area by presenting it in a practical context. From project monitoring and control, quality management, and requirements engineering, to risk management, integrated teams, and measurement programs, this authoritative volume provides you with a complete understanding of CMMI and the benefits of this integrated approach in your organization.
Table Of Contents
Engineering Systems Think. Oriented to Business Results. Process Improvement Based on the CMMI v1.2. The Language of the CMMI v1.2. Roles and Responsibilities. The Evolutionary Differences Between the CMM for Software and the CMMI. Enabling the Project Leader to Manage and Control Better through Project Planning and Project Monitoring and Control. Enabling the Project Leader to Manage and Control Better through Risk Management. Enabling the Project Leader to Manage and Control Better through Quality Management. Enabling the Project Leader to Manage and Control Better through Supplier Agreement Management. Enabling the Project Leader to Manage and Control Better through Integrated Project Management. Recursive Nature of Requirements Engineering. Alternative Solutions. Reviews and Testing. From Components to Products. Improving Processes at the Organizational Level. The Knowledge and Skills Base. Integrated Teams. Reducing Variation. Techniques for Establishing a Measurement Program. Beyond Stability. Repeatable, Effective, and Long Lasting. The Constagedeous Approach to Process Improvement.; To view complete TOC:; Click Google Preview button under book title above, then click on Contents tab.;


  • Tim Kasse Tim Kasse is CEO and Principal Consultant for Kasse Initiatives, LLC. He has over 30 years of systems/software engineering experience and has conducted over 80 assessments worldwide based on the Capability Maturity Model and CMMI. Mr. Kasse is also the author of Action Focus Assessment for Software Process Improvement (Artech House, 2002). He holds a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson and an M.A.S. in computer science from Southern Methodist University.