"...a useful bridge into the world of IEEE software engineering standards..." (Software Quality Professional, September 2006)
From the Back Cover
An essential guide to CMMI®-SW documentation
The CMMI®-SW, a compendium of recommended requirements for software engineering, promotes the continuous evolution of improved software and system engineering processes. Organizations seeking to satisfy documentation requirements of CMMI®-SW Levels 2 and 3 will find invaluable support in this clear and systematic text.
Beginning with a comprehensive summary of CMMI®-SW, the authors present detailed guidance on the implementation of these industry standards, including how to define and train a process team, set goals, fix timelines, baseline and implement processes, and perform gap analysis and self-auditing procedures. In addition, they describe common procedural pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Practical Support for CMMI®-SW Software Project Documentation offers:
- Detailed organizational policy examples
- An integrated set of over twenty deployable document templates
- Examples of over fifty common work products required in support of assessment activities
A companion to Jumpstart CMM®/CMMI® Software Process Improvement, this in-depth reference will expedite the design and development of process and product documentation. Even organizations not pursuing CMMI® accreditation will learn how the application of IEEE standards can facilitate the development of sound software engineering practices.
About the Author
SUSAN K. LAND, a Software Engineering Section Manager for Northrop Grumman, is Chair of the IEEE Standards Advisory Board (SAB), a member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee (S2ESC), the Editorial Board for the IEEE Computer Society (CS) Software Engineering online publication, the IEEE CS Professional Practices Committee, and the development team of the Strawman and Trial versions of the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK®). She is an IEEE Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) and the author of Jumpstart CMM®/CMMI® Software Process Improvement: Using IEEE Software Engineering Standards.
JOHN W. WALZ retired as Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management, Lucent Technologies, where he held leadership positions in hardware and software development, engineering, quality planning, quality auditing, quality standards implementation, and strategic planning. He wrote the TL 9000 chapter in the ISO 9000 Handbook, Fourth Edition and is an expert speaker in the Distinguished Visitor Program of the IEEE Computer Society. Mr. Walz serves on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 176: Quality Management and Quality Assurance.