Descriptive Analysis of a Level 2 Implementation Process of the CMMI Model in a Regional Software Devel­opment Company

  • Catherine Picazzo M. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
  • Norha Milena Villegas Machado Universidad Icesi, Cali
  • Gabriel Tamura Morimitsu Universidad Icesi, Cali
Keywords: KEY WORDS SCAMPI, CMMI model, CMMI level 2 implementation.

Abstract

CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is basically a continu­ous-improvement inspired model to classify software development organizations according to a five-level maturity and capability scale. The classification in a given level is based on the dominance that an organization shows evidence to have over the areas of that level, which in turn reflects the degree of maturity of the organization and of the processes that it follows to develop software. This article presents a preliminary descriptive analysis of a level 2 implementation process of the CMMI model in a Colombian software devel­opment company, making an overall presentation of how it was brought into practice the theory of the model in the processes of the company, to be compliant with the conditions, goals and practices defined in the level 2 process areas of the model. The arti­cle also describes the problems which arose in the execution of the project, as well as how they were solved. As preliminary results are presented some of the indicators defined by the company for the software processes, and the software tools that were ac­quired or developed for the support of the implementation of the process areas. Finally, some conclusions and recommendations which can be found of use and application are given for similar projects.

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Author Biographies

Catherine Picazzo M., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali
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Norha Milena Villegas Machado, Universidad Icesi, Cali
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Gabriel Tamura Morimitsu, Universidad Icesi, Cali
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Published
2008-12-18
Section
Case Report