Overview of the Capability Maturity Model* for Software
Jim Perry

In this 1-day course, you will learn fundamental concepts about the SW-CMM SM, which is a framework that software organizations can use to examine their ability to acquire, develop, and maintain software. It is also a model for fostering organizational improvement.

This training is being offered by Integrated System Diagnostics (ISD) as a service to the IEEE. ISD is a transition partner of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and licensed by the SEI to teach the Introduction to the SW-CMM SM course, which is a three day course. This course, an Overview of the CMM, is a tailored version of that course.


Who Will Benefit

Members of SEPGs (software engineering process groups) and other software practitioners involved in process improvement. Members of appraisal teams.


Participants receive a notebook and copies of presentation materials. The IEEE provides a certificate of completion. We will send articles to you prior to the course. As an option, you will also receive a copy of the current version of the SW-CMM SM. See costs below.

Course Format

We will use lectures and class exercise in this 1-day training. Class size is limited to ensure quality interactions among students and the instructor. We will ask you to complete some homework prior to the course.


The training location is the Westborough Marriott at the intersection of Route 495 and Route 9.

Date and Time

Training date is Saturday November 1 from 8AM to 4:30.

Experience Requirements

Participants must have a background in software engineering, management, and technical support areas such as software quality assurance (SQA), software configuration management (SCM), and basic quality management principles.


IEEE members - $250.
Student members - $100.
Non-members - $300.

Option, add $50 for The Capability Maturity Model textbook.

*Register by October 1 and receive a $50 early registation discount. Coffee and danish are provided in the morning; refreshments in the afternoon.


For information call ISD at 508-756-0171 or email jmperry@isd-inc.com

*CMM and Capability Maturity Model are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University.