High Levels of Process Capability in CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504

  • Terry Rout
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 155)


The recent release of CMMI V1.3 incorporates a number of changes to the model and framework; one of the more interesting is the decision to do away with Capability Levels 4 and 5 in the Continuous Representation, while retaining the high levels of Organizational Maturity. This paper examines some of the issues that may have driven this decision, and explores the opportunity provided for greater interaction between CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504.


ISO/IEC 15504 SPICE CMMI process capability high maturity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry Rout
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  1. 1.Software Quality InstituteGriffith UniversityQueenslandAustralia

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