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CMMI Version 1.3

Created on October 27, 2010, the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) v.1.3 is made up of a set of global best practices recommended, whose purpose was to develop and maintain products, which would lead to an increase in on overall business performance.And indeed, CMMI v.1.3 has had a major impact on many organizations around the world. There were several that saw tangible improvements and reached the desired levels of maturity.

This first version presented what can be considered some flaws, which could end up influencing the misuse and adoption of the model.

The CMMI v.1.3 model had three complete books or a PDF with more than 1,800 pages, lacking interactivity for its users. The three models (Development, Services and Procurement/Supplier Management) were not integrated, nor were they consistent with how they dealt with areas of similar capabilities, such as planning, quality assurance, etc. The extension and the amount of information in these books, written in a complex and unclear language, meant that their understanding was reduced and, consequently, that the adoption of the model was not facilitated.
The most problematic flaw of the CMMI v .1.3 was possibly the fact that it was more oriented to the level of compliance that organizations would achieve than to their performance. As the “demand for maturity levels” spread, it quickly became common for organizations to evaluations only confirmed whether or not teams followed the points stipulated in the model, which cost organizations a lot of money with little or no performance or value-added results.


CMMI Version 2.0

However, as it is a model that deals with technology, when V.2.0 was released in March 2018, the previous version would already be out of date. Thanks to a joint effort between several organizations, contributors to the global CMMI community and ISACA-CMMI, CMMI v.2.0 appears in 2018, which aimed to resolve these issues. There were quite significant changes in CMMI v2. 0 compared to v1.3. The differentiated architecture can be separated into five main changes:

  • Friendly language about the model and informative content;
  • Approach focused on measuring effective results focused on continuous and business improvements;
  • Specific content for product development;
  • Classification of areas into “Categories” and “Areas of Capacity”;
  • Periodic updates of the new version in online format.

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