The ISO/IEC 15504 Measurement Framework for Process Capability and CMMI
The requirements for conformance of a process model to the international standard for process assessment, ISO/IEC 15504, cover a range of requirements. The most significant of these are the need to establish a complete and unambiguous mapping between the model and a relevant Process Reference Model, and to develop a mechanism for translating the outputs from an assessment into the standard process profiles defined in ISO/IEC 15504. A key issue in the mapping is the need to determine the relationship between the candidate Process Assessment Model and the Measurement Framework for process capability defined in ISO/IEC 15504-2. This paper reports the results of an analysis of the relationship between CMMI?, as a "candidate conformant assessment model", and the Measurement Framework; it is shown that, while in general terms a complete mapping can be established, there are specific areas where coverage is weak, and it is necessary to move outside the capability aspects of CMMIo obtain complete coverage.
Proceedings of the 5th International SPCIE Conference on Process Assessment and Improvement (SPiCE 2005)