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Accession Number ADA566678
Title Process Performance: Words of Wisdom.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author D. Childs P. Kimmerly
Abstract Process performance forms the cornerstone of the high-maturity concepts in the CMMI(registered trademark). High maturity generates great discussion in the CMMI-based process improvement world. However, understanding process performance provides benefits to an organization whether or not it adopts the CMMI. The CMMI provides a framework for an organization's process improvement efforts. At its highest levels, the CMMI describes how an organization can use process performance measures to understand and improve its business processes. While this article will mention the high-maturity process areas from the CMMI, it will primarily focus on the analysis of process performance to help an organization. Comments from wise men and women throughout history illustrate ideas related to process performance. In one of his songs, Jimmy Buffett said, 'Chasing illusions can get quite confusing.' This is true of the use of process performance measures. To understand how the use of process performance measures affect an organization, it is good to look back at some words of wisdom related to the concepts behind the use of performance measures and results. This article will illustrate the practical meaning and benefits of understanding process performance by drawing connections to famous quotes.
Keywords Cmmi(Capability maturity model integration)
Management engineering
Measurement
Metrics
Models
Organizations
Process performance
Project management
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Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author National Defense Industrial Association, Arlington, VA.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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