Capability Maturity Model or CMM: Understanding the Fundamental Structure

The Capability Maturity Model may be a complex process to understand with satisfaction but successfully engaging with and eventually adapting it in an organization will surely entail great success.  A neophyte in the use of the CMM should have a basic understanding about what makes up the whole structure of the maturity model.  In proper spectrum, what sort of aspects should be clearly defined and understood?  Below are some of the aspects of Capability Maturity Model or CMM:

First, you will need to understand the Maturity Levels that make-up the whole process of CMM.  This is usually contained in a five-level structure.  These levels are geared towards the fulfillment of each level to attain optimized process in improving every activity in the organization. 

Second, you will need to comprehend the areas in the organization that act as key process. The KPA or the key process area is used as an identifier to determine the group-related events in an organization. Having that determined will lead towards attaining a group of objectives that play a vital role in the totality of the organization.

Third, you will need to understand and know your objectives or goals.  These goals will delimit your key process area.  By having this done, you do not only conserve your organizational resources but also makes an efficient utility of all your resources. 

Lastly, there should be proper identification of the key practice in an organization. These practices will bear great impact in contributing to the efficient execution of the key process in the organization.