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The Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model (SE-CMM) describes the essential elements of an organization's systems enginering process that must exist to ensure good systems engineering. It does not specify a particular process or sequence. In addition, the SE-CMM provides a reference for comparing actual systems engineering practices against these essential elements.
This document provides an overall description of the principles and architecture upon which the SE-CMM is based, an overview of the model, suggestions for appropriate use of the model, the practices included in the model, and a description of the attributes of the model. It also includes the requirements used to develop the model.
Success in market-driven and contractually-negotiated market areas is often determined by how efficiently an organization translates customer needs into a product that effectively meets those needs. Good systems engineering is key to that activity, and the SE-CMM provides a way to measure and enhance performance in that arena.
This version of the SE-CMM encompases all phases of the system life cycle and focuses on process characteristics. Given sufficient community support, future expansions may encompass both personnel and technology characteristics.
The Enterprise Process Improvement Collaboration (EPIC) members are committed to encouraging free use of the SE-CMM as a reference for the systems engineering community. Members have agred that this and future versions of this document, when released to the public, will retain the concept of free access via a permissive copyright notice.
Nov 95 First release to the public
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