University of California, Irvine
Irvine Research Unit in Software (IRUS)
is proud to sponsor the

Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN)

Public Release of SW-CMM v2.0

First Public Presentation of the Updated Model!

(Download presentation PPT).
The new CMMI products will be available on the SEI website.

Friday, August 27, 1999

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
McDonnell Douglas Auditorium
University of California, Irvine

There is a $15.00 charge for non-sponsors.
Checks should be made payable to UC Regents.

No reservations required.

Jack Ferguson, Software Engineering Institute CMMI Project Leader,

Rick Hefner, TRW - CMMI Assessment Methodology Team Co-Leader,

The software community has long been awaiting the public release of the draft of the updated Capability Maturity Model for Software. In the first public presentation after the model's release, members of the CMMI project will talk about the details of the new model (termed the CMMI-SW/SE) and appraisal methods, and changes from version 1.1. Information on how to obtain the new model and appraisal documentation will be provided.

The CMMI project is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Acquisition and Technology (OSD/A&T), with participation by government, industry, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The project's objective is to develop a capability maturity model integrated product suite that provides industry and government with a set of integrated products to support process and product improvement. The project's outputs include integrated model(s), assessment method(s), and training materials.

  • Software CMM (in both staged and continuous representations)
  • Systems Engineering CMM
  • Software and Systems Engineering CMM
  • The public release of the draft is your opportunity to provide comments of the new structure and content of the CMM.


    Dr. Jack Ferguson,, is the Program Manager for CMM Integration. He has spent more than 30 years in technical, managerial, and teaching capacities, primarily concerned with the DoD space program. He was head of the SEI Joint Program Office, where he was instrumental in starting the Software Process Program and led the first DoD Software Capability Evaluation.

    Dr. Rick Hefner, has 20 years of experience in software development, research, and management. He is a SEI-authorized Lead Assessor for the CMM-Based Assessment for Internal Process Improvement (CBA-IPI) assessment method, and has conducted over 40 assessments. Dr. Hefner is the Manager of Process Technology at TRW, where his interests include process improvement, training, and technology change management.

    Coordinator: Rick Hefner, Manager, Process Technology, TRW,

    UCI Maps and Directions to meeting are available.

    Next Meeting:

    Date: Friday, September 24, 1999
    Topic: Earned Value
    Speaker: Ray Stratton, Management Technologies,
    Coordinator: Cynthia Parish, CSULB/SEFT,
    The Irvine Research Unit in Software wishes to thank its corporate sponsors:


    The Boeing Company * IBM * Microsoft Corporation * Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Raytheon Company * Sun Microsystems * TRW


    Beckman Coulter * FileNet Corporation * Printronix, Inc.
    Continuus Software Corporation * Hewlett Packard

    For further information on SPIN or IRUS,

    contact Debra Brodbeck at (949) 824-2260,

    Irvine Research Unit in Software
    Information and Computer Science
    University of California, Irvine CA 92697-3425