CMMI-ACQ: Publications

The CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) model provides guidance to acquisition organizations for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services that meet the needs of the customer.

Official translations of CMMI models into languages other than English are available.

The model is also available in the book CMMI for Acquisition: Guidelines for Improving the Acquisition of Products and Services, 2nd Edition as part of the SEI Series in Software Engineering. The book includes the complete model, updated tips, hints, cross-references, author notes; and more than a dozen contributed essays to help to guide the adoption and use of CMMI-ACQ in industry and government. You can purchase it and many other books about CMMI at most book retailers.

The 13-page CMMI for Acquisition Quick Reference provides a complete summary of the model’s goals, practices, and process area purpose statements.

A smaller subset of the CMMI-ACQ model is published in the CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) Primer, V1.3, which was designed for use by those exploring use of CMMI-ACQ at the project level.

The report Understanding and Leveraging a Supplier’s CMMI Efforts: A Guidebook for Acquirers provides guidance and advice to organizations that use CMMI rating results from appraisals to help them to select suppliers.

Contracting Blues—CMMI-ACQ Clues!, a presentation by Ashok Gurumurthy and Simi Ganjoo of Hewlett-Packard, describes how CMMI-ACQ helps to improve contract management.

The web post CMMI-ACQ in US Defense Threat Reduction Agency was published for the CMMI Made Practical Conference held in London, April 2010.

Process Improvement for All: What to Expect from CMMI Version 1.3, an article published by CrossTalk, describes the improvements made to CMMI with the release of Version 1.3.

Additional Customer-Provided Information

In addition to the resources available on this web site, a large collection of articles, books, presentations, and white papers about CMMI and related topics is also available in the Software Engineering Institute’s Software Engineering Information Repository (SEIR). This collection includes categories of information such as General Information, FAQ and News Groups, Benefits and Case Studies, and Implementation (including Lessons Learned). The repository requires registration and is free.