Capability Maturity Model DEFINITION: The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a methodology used to develop and refine an organization's software development process. The model describes a five-level evolutionary path of increasingly organized and systematically more mature processes. CMM was developed and is promoted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense
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Organizations face different challenges at different levels of testing maturity. Testing Maturity Model (TMM) and Test Process Improvement (TPI) are two of the contemporary testing maturity models discussed in this paper.
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