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Use CMMI to Improve Project Management Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Accountability
The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 2 offers powerful, end-to-end tools for improvement throughout your organization. In Project Management Success with CMMI®, James Persse demonstrates exactly how to apply CMMI Level 2 to virtually any project, program, or process. User friendly, concise, and easy to follow, this book helps you implement all seven CMMI Level 2 process areas; customize CMMI for your unique projects and organization; and achieve powerful, quantifiable results.
The author takes a practical approach to the business and operational needs of project management, carefully linking the realities of business and technical projects with CMMI recommendations. Drawing on his unsurpassed CMMI field experience, Persse presents case studies, anecdotes, and examples—all designed to illuminate what works and what doesn't.
Persse introduces the substance and intention of all seven CMMI Level 2 process areas. For each area, he shows how to define goals, implement best practices, understand issues of sizing and scope, and avoid pitfalls and misinterpretations. He is also the first to explain how CMMI can integrate with the tools and skills of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge, improving the effectiveness of both.
Project Management Success with CMMI® is an invaluable resource for anyone responsible for managing projects, programs, or processes—including those who are new to CMMI and project management.
The book's companion Web site (www.prenhallprofessional.com/title/0132333058) contains an extensive library of downloadable CMMI project management resources corresponding to each of the seven CMMI process areas.
Project Management as Value Management 4
Visible Management through Process 7
The Capability Maturity Model—A Process Improvement Framework 14
CMMI-DEV for Process Improvement 17
CMMI-DEV Process Areas 23
Institutionalizing Process Areas with Generic Goals 38
Two Ways to Implement CMMI 41
CMMI and Project Management 49
The Purpose of Project Planning 58
What Is a Plan? 61
Project Planning Goals and Practices 62
SG 1: Establish Estimates 63
SG 2: Develop a Project Plan 71
SG 3: Obtain Commitment to the Plan 85
The Benefits of Controlled Project Planning 92
Some Example Program Components 94
Look to the Web Site for 95
The Purpose of Project Monitoring & Control 98
The Heart of the Project 101
Project Monitoring & Control Goals and Practices 102
SG 1: Monitor Project Against Plan 103
SG 2: Manage Corrective Action to Closure 116
The Benefits of Project Monitoring & Control 121
Some Example Program Components 124
Look to the Web Site for 125
The Purpose of Requirements Management 128
Requirements Management Goals and Practices 134
SG 1: Manage Requirements 135
Some Other Ways to Achieve the Practices 152
The Benefits of Sound Requirements Management 153
Some Example Program Components 155
Look to the Web Site for 158
The Purpose of Configuration Management 160
Configuration Management Goals and Practices 166
SG 1: Establish Baselines 167
SG 2: Track and Control Changes 177
SG 3: Establish Integrity 182
The Benefits of Sound Configuration Management 186
Some Example Program Components 188
Look to the Web Site for 192
The Purpose of Supplier Agreement Management 194
Supplier Agreement Management Goals and Practices 198
SG 1: Establish Supplier Agreements 199
SG 2: Satisfy Supplier Agreements 207
The Benefits of Supplier Agreement Management 217
Some Example Program Components 219
Look to the Web Site for 221
The Purpose of Measurement & Analysis 224
Measurement & Analysis Goals and Practices 228
SG 1: Align Measurement & Analysis Activities 229
SG 2: Provide Measurement Results 237
The Benefits of Measurement & Analysis 239
Some Example Program Components 242
Look to the Web Site for 245
The Purpose of Process & Product Quality Assurance 248
Process & Product Quality Assurance Goals and Practices 253
SG 1: Objectively Evaluate Processes and Work Products 254
SG 2: Provide Objective Insight 261
Some Other Ways to Achieve the Practices 268
The Benefits of Process & Product Quality Assurance 270
Some Example Program Components 273
Look to the Web Site for 275
Chapter 10: Supporting Success with the Generic Goals 277
The Purpose of CMMI’s Generic Goals 278
Maturity Level 2 Generic Goals and Practices 281
GG 1: Achieve Specific Goals 283
The Benefits of the Generic Goals 290
Management Success 293
Project Management Disciplines 294
CMMI without PMP (or CPM or MPM) 295
CMMI Maturity Level 2 and the PMBOK 297