Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What is considered good evidence for IPM SP1.3?

What are some direct evidence work products for IPM SP1.3 (Establish the project’s work environment)?  What is a good  source for examples of direct and indirect evidence for CMMI Version 1.2 Process Areas and Practices?
There are a number of sources that provide examples of work products that will result when you perform a process based on a CMMI practice(s).  The first one that comes to mind is the CMMI book, or the CMMI technical report (free download from www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi).
Another source is a SCAMPI PIID worksheet, of which there are many on the web for you to download.  These usually have some suggested work products, although keep in mind that you get what you pay for.
Either way, perhaps you should consider that you're thinking about this in reverse.  The artifacts don't drive the process, the process drives the artifacts.  If you've developed a useful process, it will have useful work products.
For IPM SP1.3, we often see safety and security procedures being implemented, hardware and software being delivered and installed, and contractor or new employee on-boarding being performed.  This usually results in a large amount of documentation that can be used as direct and indirect artifacts.

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