Are project managers informally following capability maturity model integration practices for project management?

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Javed Iqbal
Muzafar Khan
Nasir Mehmood Minhas

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Project planning is crucial for fruitful completion of a software development project. In case of a certified software development organisation, one can guess whether the software development projects are planned properly or not. But, what to do for a non-certified organisation? The objective of this study is to address this problem. For this purpose, a questionnaire survey has been conducted by involving experienced practitioners. The results show that several software development organisations follow Capability Maturity Model Integration) Project Planning-Process Area practices unofficially. Such organisations are potential candidate organisations for software process improvement initiatives, and would be cheap and safe for successful completion of a project.

Keywords: CMMI, software project management, software process improvement, specific goals, specific practices, subpractices.

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