Sustainability through the lens of the CMMI framework

Mar 9, 2010 1:00 PM ET
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CMMI, or Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a widely used framework generating value in many business and organizational settings. Briefly, CMMI is a broad, robust, process improvement approach that guides users in their quest to improve targeted activities. In it's most basic form, CMMI provides a framework for evaluating how effective a given process or processes are, what the basis or characteristics of that evaluation are, and what specific type of changes are required to attain a higher level within their framework. Sustainability, applying the definition coined by the Brundtland Commission as activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" can be aptly considered and pursued through the CMMI lens.

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