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The Value Proposition From Capability Maturity Model Integration for Acquisition Version 1.2

Published: 21 July 2008

ID: G00157462

Analyst(s): Richard Ni


In November 2007, the Software Engineering Institute introduced an IT procurement process standard with the aim of revolutionizing how organizations procure IT. It offers organizations holistic and end-to-end acquisition processes to prevent large IT procurement projects from frequent failure.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • CMMI-ACQ v1.2 and Its Proclaimed Objectives
  • CMMI ACQ v1.2's Value Proposition
    • Significant Content Expansion and Quality Improvement as Compared With the Previous Version
    • Highlighting the Significance and Importance of IT Purchasing
    • Promoting a Balance Between Acquirers' and Suppliers' Roles and Responsibilities
    • Providing Credible, Real-World IT Procurement Process Expertise
    • Defining Prescriptive IT Procurement Capability Levels and Maturity Levels
    • Solicitation and SSAD Processes
    • CMMI-ACQ v1.2 Benefits for Organizations With a Strong Focus on Compliance and Processes
    • Some Process Components Are Especially Beneficial for Organizations With Major Outsourcing Projects
  • What You Need to Know

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