A Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model

Following the development of the Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM), some systems engineers determined that they would create a similar model for systems engineering. Version 1.0 of the Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SE-CMM) was piloted in 1994, and Version 1.1 was released on November 1, 1995. This model is extremely useful. It contains 18 process areas (PA), each with base practices. A SE-CMM Appraisal Method (SAM) was also developed. SAM Version 1.1 is dated March 1996. It too was developed by the SE-CMM collaboration members, primarily systems engineers from major companies.

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