Comparison of CMMI with Other Frameworks

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This viewpoint uses CMMI as the base to compare other models against. The CMMI Model contains twenty-five "specific" Practice Areas (PAs). A PA is a cluster of related practices in an area that, when performed collectively, satisfy a set of goals considered important for making significant improvement in that area. In addition, there are sixteen "generic" practices which are corrollaries of the specific practices which are described for how they help "institutionalize" practices within an organization.

The specific Practice Areas areas are organized into four categories:

It is desirable for the organization to achieve and subsequently institutionalize the processes at a lower maturity level before undertaking more mature processes. Most organizations are aspiring to achieve level 3 maturity, so CMMI distinguishes process interactions between "basic" and "advanced" process descriptions. basic interactions are described in the following schematics:

CMMI Basic Interations
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CMMI Advanbced Interations
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CMMI Practice Area - Click on CMMI practice area for list of sub-practices.FrameworkDescription
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ITIL COBIT MOF HP Other
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Planning
Project Monitoring & Control

Supplier Agreement Management
Integrated Project Management for IPPD
Risk Management
Integrated Teaming
Integrated Supplier Management
Quantitative Project Management
CMMI Practice Area - Click on CMMI practice area for list of sub-practices.FrameworkDescription
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ITIL COBIT MOF HP Other
PROCESS MANAGEMENT
Organizational Process Focus
Organizational Process Definition
Organizational Training
Organizational Process Performance
Innovation & Deployment
CMMI Practice Area - Click on CMMI practice area for list of sub-practices.FrameworkDescription
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ITIL COBIT MOF HP Other
ENGINEERING
Requirements Management
Requirements Development
Technical Solution
Product Integration
Verification
Validation
CMMI Practice Area - Click on CMMI practice area for list of sub-practices.FrameworkDescription
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ITIL COBIT MOF HP Other
SUPPORT
Configuration Management
Process & Product Quality Control
Measurement & Analysis
Decision Analysis & Resolution
Organizational Environment for Integration
Causal Analysis & Resolution

    Sources
  1. Read ISO Model Descriptions
  2. Access CMMI Process Descriptions
  3. Access COBIT Process Descriptions
  4. Access MOF Technet Website
  5. View Hewlett-Packard Reference Model
  6. Access ISO Standard translated into Plain English
  7. Book - Systematic Process Improvement Using ISO 19001:2000 and CMMIR



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