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People Capability Maturity Model (P-CMM) Capability Maturity Modeling by Bill Curtis, William E. Hefley, and Sally Miller (Unlimited distribution subject to the copyright.)

The People Capability Maturity Model (P-CMM) draws on the topics of capability maturity models, benchmark practices, and organizational improvement to increase an organization’s capability to engineer software; and presents a documented roadmap for organizational improvement.

About This Document

This document begins with an executive summary of the People Capability Maturity Model (P-CMM). The first chapter of the overview provides an introduction to the P-CMM and its underlying maturity framework. In the next three chapters of the overview are
  • an overview of the P-CMM and its five maturity levels
  • a description of how to apply the P-CMM
  • a description of the structure of the P-CMM
  • a description of ways to use and interpret the key practices
Following the overview, the key practices for the key process areas (KPAs) of the P-CMM are described. These chapters describe the key process areas found at each maturity level of the P-CMM and the key practices that, when collectively addressed, accomplish the goals of the key process area. For those who want to get a quick sense of the key practices, without the rigor that is needed in applying them, an abridgment of the key practices is provided in Appendix C.

The appendices contain the references cited in this document, a glossary of terms used in this document, an abridgment of the key practices, a mapping of key practices to the goals for each KPA, and the change history for this document.


The concepts that grew to become the P-CMM were initially conceived by Bill Curtis at the SEI’ s first CMM workshop in 1988. The concept was published in American Programmer in August, 1990 [Curtis90]. Following the publication of the concept, Citicorp ran a successful pilot program during 1990 and 1991....!

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From Pakistan, Karachi

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Hi Adnan, (Adam..Which you like)
Thank you very much for the attachment, its worth a keep. Well todays day of competitiveness demands for more and richer capabilities of both the Company which includes the Human force and the Process. Striving on Capabilities of the Employees and the processes would lead to more capable Organisations.
Whatever the knowledge base u shared was worth a keep.
Thanks and Regards,

From India, Hyderabad
Dear Pankaj and Bhushan,
Thank you for your appreciation regarding the eBook. I am glad that you people recognize my contribution. This is the supreme reward I can get at CiteHR forum, and I feel really very happy. :)
My dear, according to the Bible, Adam was the first human being on Earth and the father of all humanity. Infact it would be an honour if you call me by this name.


From Pakistan, Karachi
Hi Adnan, How are you , This E book seems very interseting. I dont require it rt now, but still would like to go through it. Can you send it to my mail ID :-) Sangi
From India, Calcutta
Hi Adnan,
I really thankful to you for the pretty useful information. I am planning to go for PCMMi level nowdays and i m sure that this book will help me a lot.
Once again thanks to you and book.

You made my day. I brought home the hard copy of this book couple of days ago from library and I was on the hurry to finish it up but thanks to you I am at ease now. Thanks a bunch. Usman
From Pakistan, Islamabad
We will together be better by tomorrow with the help of sharing knowledge like you did. We appreciate that. God bless you, man.
From Vietnam, Hai Phong
Hai Adnan,
This site is awesome..Lots of great info to share from great people like you and all members in here. I've been rejected to join one of HR forum & group due to I am not currently holding any HR post..( left a year ago after 5 years in HR) but here anyone can join and share the knowledge and great stuffs too.
Thanks for all contribution.

From Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
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