CMMI V1.3 Public Offering Schedule

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CMMI & SCAMPI(sm) Services of SITARA 


[UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2006]



December 01, 2006:

SITARA will offer only the SEI Authorized Introduction to CMMI V1.2 (also popular as CMMI-DEV, CMMI for Development) course beginning December 01, 2006.


Sunset of Introduction to CMMI V1.1 (Staged ONLY), Introduction to CMMI V1.1 (Continuous ONLY), and Introduction to CMMI V1.1 (Staged & Continuous) representations: These courses are no longer offered by SITARA Technologies since they are not valid anymore. Instead, the new Introduction to CMMI V1.2 (CMMI-DEV) would be taught in SITARA's rendering of the SEI Authorized Introduction to CMMI.


Upgrade Process: Those individuals who have taken the earlier versions of the Introduction to CMMI, such as V1.1, can upgrade themselves to version 1.2.

1. Students should register with the SEI through for a fee of $175.


*Rights Accruing to the SEI, CMMI Partner*
2. Partners will be permitted to hold instructors-led offerings of “CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training”.
3. Partners will be permitted to advertise these instructor-led course offerings as SEI authorized, instructor-led “CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training”.
4. Partners may charge such fees as they choose to the students attending Partner instructor-led offerings of “CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training”. Partners will have no financial obligation to the SEI because students will have already paid the SEI through the course registration process.
4. Instructor-led offerings of “CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training” must comply with the following:
    a. The instructor shall not edit any official SEI authored "CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training" slide,
    b. The Instructor shall not present or otherwise make available any slides from the "Intro to CMMI(R), v.1.2" course
    c. The Instructor may make reproductions of the official SEI authored "CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training" slides for the purposes of face-to-face training, and
    d. Partners may email to request permission to create a derivative work and use the derivative work as part of instructor-led offerings of “CMMI(R) Version 1.2 Upgrade Training” in accordance with the conditions contained in the permission letter.

For more information contact SEI Customer Relations: Voice: 412-268-5800

heads up on CMMI V1.2 (First Published On: March 22, 2006)

Source: Presentation made by Mike Phillips at the SEPG 2006


List of 10 major changes in CMMI V1.2


The 10 major changes address three themes : Reduce Complexity and Size, Expand Model Coverage, Increase confidence in and usefulness of SCAMPI appraisal results.

Renamed as: CMMI for Development V1.2 or CMMI-DEV V1.2, the model has 22 process areas, release dated August 2006. [DOWNLOAD CMMI-DEV 1.2]


1.      Notion of advanced practices (Engineering Process Areas) and the term common features with references to Commitment to Perform, Ability To Perform, Directing Implementation and Verifying Implementation have been eliminated.


2.      Integrated Supplier Management is now part of Maturity Level 3 (and not a separate component of the model - /SS (Supplier Sourcing), just as Supplier Agreement Management is part of the core model itself at Level 2. Two Specific Practices were added to SG2 in SAM:

o        SP 2.2 (NEW) – Monitor Selected Supplier Processes

o        SP 2.3 (NEW) – Evaluate Selected Supplier Work Products

o        SG2 of SAM has now 5 specific practices instead of 4. The other three specific practices in SAM are -

SP 2.1 Execute the Supplier Agreement

SP 2.4 Accept the Acquired Product

SP 2.5 Transition Products


3.      Practice removed from SAM:

o        SAM: SP 2.1: Review COTS Products (Deleted) from SG 2. This practice is now a sub practice under Technical Solutions Process Area - SP 1.1 ' Develop Alternative Solutions and Selection Criteria'.


4.      With hardware additions, CMMI will now take a single book approach as CMMI-DEVELOPMENT + IPPD, where DEVELOPMENT could include Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Hardware Engineering; SIX HARDWARE AMPLIFICATIONS ADDED.

·       Users can choose ‘representation specific content’, ‘addition specific content’, and the appropriate amplifications for hw, software, and systems

·       Other models under development are CMMI for Acquisition and CMMI for Services (Will be available in 2007)


5.      The number of Not Applicable process areas is significantly constrained to only SAM; such decisions must be recorded in the ADS.


6.      ADDED EMPHASIS ON PROJECT START UP: Two 'work environment' practices were added; one each into OPD (for an organizational look) and IPM (for project specifics) as follows:

o        OPD: SP1.6 (NEW) - Establish Work Environment Standards

o        IPM: SP 1.3 (NEW) - Establish the Project's Work Environment

o        IPM: SP 1.1 (Statement Modified) - Establish and maintain the Project's Defined Process … (added) … from project start-up through the life of the project

o        OPF: SP 1.2 (Statement Modified) – Appraise the ‘organization’s process’ (instead of processes of the organization) periodically and as needed to maintain an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

o        OPF: SG 2 (Statement Redefined) – Plan and Implement Process Improvement(s) Activities

o        OPF: SG 3 (NEW)Deploy Organizational Process Assets and Incorporate Lessons Learned. Contains 4 SPs. Two new and two old from SG 2 reshuffled.

(RESHUFFLED SP 2.3) SP 3.1 Deploy Organizational Process Assets

(NEW) SP 3.2 Deploy Standard Processes

(NEW) SP 3.3 Monitor Implementation

(RESHUFFLED SP 2.4) SP 3.4 Incorporate Process-Related Experiences into the Organizational Process Assets


7.      IPPD Process Areas of OEI and IT have been merged into OPD and IPM respectively by adding a new goal in OPD and consolidating the goal statements in IPM as follows:

o        OPD+IPPD has: SG 2 (NEW) - Enable IPPD Management

§         SP 2.1 - Establish Empowerment Mechanisms

§         SP 2.2 - Establish Rules and Guidelines for Integrated Teams

§         SP 2.3 - Balance Team and Home Organization Responsibilities


§         SP 3.1 - Establish the project's shared vision

§         SP 3.2 - Establish integrated team structure for the project

§         SP 3.2 - Allocate requirements to integrated teams

§         SP 3.4 - Establish Integrated Teams

§         SP 3.5 - Establish coordination among interfacing teams



§         RM: Bi-directional traceability in Requirements Management is now - "Maintain Bidirectional traceability among the requirements and work products". - no longer mentions project plan and the capability level (which earlier was at 2)

§         RM: SP 1.2 –  OBTAIN COMMITMENT TO REQUIREMENTS (Note the dropping out of -2)

§         RD: All references to lower level specific practices have been eliminated in the engineering category; so, SP 1.1-1 of RD - Collect Stakeholder Needs has been subsumed into SP 1.1 of RD and reads as – SP 1.1 - Elicit Needs. (Note the dropping out of -1)

§         RD: SP 3.4-3. Dropped -3 attribute for ANALYZE REQUIREMENTS TO ACHIEVE BALANCE.

§         RD: SP 3.5 Validate requirements has been combined with Validate Requirements using Comprehensive Methods and now reads: VALIDATE REQUIREMENTS

§         TS: SP 1.1 Develop alternative solutions and Selection Criteria has been combined with Develop Detailed Alternative Solutions and Selection Criteria and now reads as: DEVELOP ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

§         TS: SP 2.3 Establish Interface Descriptions has been combined with Design interfaces using criteria and now reads as: DESIGN INTERFACES USING CRITERIA.

§         TS: SP 2.4-3. Dropped -3 attribute for ‘PERFORM MAKE BUY OR REUSE ANALYSIS

§         TS: (DELETED SP 1.2 – Evolve Operational Concepts and Scenarios) and incorporated into RD - SP 3.1 Establish Operational Concepts and Scenarios.

§         PI: SP 1.2-2 – Est. Product Integration env., and SP 1.3-3 – Est. Product Integration Procedures and Criteria (Higher level attributes dropped).

§         VER: SP 1.2-2 – Est. Verification Env., and SP 1.3-3 – Est. Verification Procedures and Criteria, SP 2.3-2 – Analyze Peer-review data, SP 3.2-2 – Analyze Verification Results and Identify Corrective Action (higher level attributes dropped).

§         VER: SP 3.2 (Statement Title Modified) – Analyze Verification Results and Identify Correction Actions    [NOTE: Corrective Actions is handled in PMC SG2 – Manage Corrective Actions to Closure]

§         VAL: SP 1.2-2 – Est. Validation Env., and SP 1.3-3 – Est. Validation Procedures and Criteria (Higher level attributes dropped)

§         VAL: SP 2.2 (Statement Modified) – Analyze the results of validation activities and identify issues.


    9.      Practices in OID and OPP have been revised as follows:

o        OID: SP 1.4 Select Improvements for Deployment :: Select process and technology improvements proposals for deployment across the organization.

o        OPP: SP 1.1: Select the processes and sub-processes (not process elements) in the organization's set of standard processes that are to be included in the organization's process performance analysis



  • GP 1.1 – Perform ‘SPECIFIC’ practices and not base practices

  • GP 2.2 – Plan the Process informative material was condensed

  • GP 2.4 – Assign responsibilities includes ‘authority’ in the informative component

  • GP 2.6 – reads as Manage Configurations: Place designated work products of <PA NAME> under appropriate levels of control (NOT Configuration management).

  • GP 2.9 – Objectively evaluate adherence – informative material emphasizes work products

  • GP 5.2 – Correct root causes of problems – added notes that the focus is on a quantitatively managed process.

 The detailed presentation is published for the benefit of the user community at:



January 1, 2006: Sunset of CMMI V1.1 (Staged ONLY) and (Continuous ONLY) - These two courses are no longer offered by SITARA Technologies since they are not valid anymore. Instead, the new CMMI V1.1 (Staged and Continuous) would be taught in SITARA's rendering of the SEI Authorized Introduction to CMMI. SITARA will be able to offer Introduction to CMMI V1.2 as and when this course becomes available.


Launch of CMMI V1.2 is scheduled around July 2006 - Instructor and Appraiser upgrades will happen around October 2006.


ADVANCE INFORMATION ON CMMI V1.1 (Published On: June 22, 2001)


The purpose of Capability Maturity Model (CMM®) IntegrationSM is to provide guidance for improving your organization's processes and your ability to manage the development, acquisition, and maintenance of products and services. CMM Integration places proven practices into a structure that helps your organization assess its organizational maturity and process area capability, establish priorities for improvement, and guide the implementation of these improvements.

The CMM Integration project was formed to address the problem of having to use multiple Capability Maturity Models. The initial mission of the project was to combine three source models:
Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) v2.0 draft C
Electronic Industries Alliance Interim Standard (EIA/IS) 731, Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM)
Integrated Product Development Capability Maturity Model (IPD-CMM) v0.98
into a single model for use by organizations pursuing enterprise-wide process improvement.

SITARA can help you with the following beginning January 1, 2002 -

Facilitate your transition from your existing process infrastructure to the CMMI-SE/SW/IPPD framework.

Provide you with innovative solutions to back your management needs and engineering decisions

Provide you with assessment services using the SCAMPISM method

Engineer your development processes and practices around the following process areas giving you a quick ability to adopt, adapt and create self-sustaining process programs using the CMMI-SE/SW/IPPD (on both continuous and staged versions).


Since there are two representations to choose from, the obvious question would be - which one? You may choose the Staged Representation if you are already familiar with the Software CMM Version 1.1. The governing philosophy behind the staged representation has not changed and it calls for working on ALL of the Process Areas belonging to a "Maturity Level" at once. In doing so, the organizational processes mature UP to an "evolutionary plateau" that signifies organizational maturity. In the CMMI-SE/SW/IPPD Version 1.02 there are 7 Process Areas that will need the necessary and sufficient process infrastructure, the systems and practices to be in place. After these process areas have shown the tenacity and a degree of detail that is necessary for them to improve, the process areas at Level 3 can be attempted. And so on until Level 5. 


However, there is no reason why a process area at say the Level 5 need not be addressed in the process context while still attempting to articulate a Level 3 process infrastructure. Many times focusing attention on the higher maturity level process areas may just be what is needed to get a sufficiently robust Level 2 or Level 3 process area. Organizations that have done remarkably on their process improvement journey by showing orders of magnitude improvement in their delivery capacity and have accomplished high process capability have done just that - shown great foresight in addressing the practices belonging to the higher maturity process areas with the support of the much needed talented individuals.


And of course, the question of - "what do I do if  a particular process area, say Causal Analysis and Resolution"  is less relevant to me at the moment while some other process area, such as Requirements Management is where I am having all the toughest challenges and therefore is more applicable in my business context?" - just got answered with the introduction of the "Continuous Representation". 


Theoretically, it is possible to improve the capability of just one process area to a high enough maturity so that other process areas can subsequently be improved. Practically speaking, it is indeed possible to improve the lower level process areas in the staged representation to a sufficient degree of robustness. And so the concept of "individual process area capability" was introduced. Requirements Management belonging to the Engineering Category of the Continuous Representation can be moved to a Capability Level 2 by addressing the Specific and Generic Goals at Level 2 by identifying requirements management practices, performing these base practices and institutionalizing a managed process. After this is accomplished, requirements management can be further improved by defining a process that establishes a basis for collecting improvement information. And then, further work on the process area by establishing specific quality objectives to control the special causes of variation in requirements management by stabilizing the performance of sub processes such as requirements capture, requirements tracking and managing volatility. Once a process area has matured UP to this level of process capability, it becomes recognized as a "STABLE process". At this time, the most important next step is to make it a "CAPABLE process" by removing process variation due to common causes. From experience the most common reasons for "common causes of process variation" in software development is inadequate training and imposition of personal preferences. Quite rightly these common cause variations can be reduced by training, process automation and a host of other techniques - in which SITARA has a significant body of intellectual property in SITARA Process JewelBoxTM.


   Measurement and Analysis assumes a significant importance in the CMMI-SE/SW/IPPD and a presentation rendered by SITARA Technologies at the Software Engineering Institute on September 11, 2001 is available here.


   The philosophy behind any process improvement framework remains the same, whether the CMMI or the SW-CMM. What will be different however is the "degree of detail" and the practices that are recommended. To provide you with a comparison of how Software Project Planning and Software Project Tracking of the Software CMM Version 1.1 has metamorphosed in the CMMI as Project Planning and Project Monitoring and Control, a presentation rendered by SITARA Technologies at the Software Engineering Institute on November 14, 2001 is available here.

   SITARA has been asked several pertinent questions and some of them find a place here. Questions posed & SITARA's responses to them will be posted from time to time. If you want to submit a question, please use the Ask SITARA Form.


cmmi-se/sw/ippd version 1.02 in a nutshell






  • Organizational Process Focus

  • Organizational Process Definition

  • Organizational Process Performance

  • Organizational Training

  • Organizational Innovation & Deployment

5 Process Areas


  • Requirements Management

  • Project Planning

  • Project Monitoring & Control

  • Supplier Agreement Management

  • Measurement & Analysis

  • Process & Product Quality Assurance

  • Configuration Management


7 Process Areas


  • Risk Management

  • Supplier Agreement Management

  • Quantitative Process Management

  • Project Planning

  • Project Monitoring & Control

  • Integrated Teaming 

  • Integrated Project Management (IPPD)







7 Process Areas



  • Requirements Development

  • Technical Solution

  • Product Integration

  • Verification

  • Validation

  • Organizational Process Focus

  • Organizational Process Definition

  • Organizational Training

  • Integrated Project Management (IPPD)

  • Risk Management

  • Decision Analysis & Resolution

  • Integrated Teaming

  • Organizational Environment for Integration (IPPD)

13 Process Areas




  • Requirements Management

  • Requirements Definition

  • Product Integration

  • Technical Solution

  • Verification

  • Validation

6 Process Areas




  • Quantitative Project Management

  • Organizational Process Performance





2 Process Areas



  • Configuration Management

  • Process & Product Quality Assurance

  • Measurement & Analysis

  • Decision Analysis & Resolution

  • Causal Analysis & Resolution

  • Organizational Environment for Integration (IPPD)

6 Process Areas



  • Causal Analysis & Resolution

  • Organizational Innovation & Deployment







2 Process Areas

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