CMMI-ACQ® (Capability Maturity
Model® Integration for Acquisition) describes best
practices for the successful acquisition of products and services.
Providing a practical framework for improving acquisition
processes, CMMI-ACQ addresses the growing trend in business and
government for organizations to purchase or outsource required
products and services as an alternative to in-house development or
Modeled after CMMI®, Second
Edition, which documented CMMI for Development, this book is
the definitive reference for the current release of CMMI for
Acquisition (version 1.2). In addition to the entire CMMI-ACQ
model, the book includes tips, hints, cross-references, and other
author notes to help you understand, apply, and find more
information about the content of the acquisition process areas. The
authors also have added two chapters to illustrate the application
of CMMI-ACQ in industry (a case study from General Motors) and
government. Whether you are new to CMMI models or are already
familiar with one or more of them, you will find this book an
essential resource for managing your acquisition processes and
improving your overall performance.
The book is divided into three parts.
Part One introduces
CMMI-ACQ in the broad context of CMMI models, including essential
concepts and useful background. It then describes and shows the
relationships among all the components of the CMMI-ACQ process
areas, and explains paths to the adoption and use of the model for
process improvement and benchmarking. Finally, two separate
chapters describe special acquisition needs in a government
environment and real experiences with CMMI-ACQ from industry.
Part Two first describes
generic goals and generic practices, and then, in twenty-two
sections, details each of the CMMI-ACQ process areas, including
specific goals, specific practices, and examples. These process
areas are organized alphabetically by process area acronym to
facilitate quick reference.
Part Three provides several
useful references, including sources for further information about
CMMI and CMMI-ACQ, acronym definitions, a glossary of terms, and an