Is (P) CMM a Descriptive or a Prescriptive Method?

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Is (P) CMM a Descriptive or a Prescriptive Method?
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India, Member
Many methods like CMM provide descriptive as well as prescriptive results: - Descriptive results (only) show where one stands… - Prescriptive methods additionally show how to improve and thus have a prescription in them. By over-documenting, CMM goes nearer to descriptive and is used to classify an organisation at a level. By evolving finer activity based check lists, CMM can be made more prescriptive and helpful in bringing about change in an organisation. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Make People CMM Model Prescriptive and Less Specific to IT Industry
rajiv gupta, Business Consultant, India, Member
  Agree. This model is highly specific to IT industry. I assume that a high percentage of IT cos are following this model. Has it made any significant difference to their performance both in quantitative and qualitative terms, or is it more of a form filling exercise for marketing reasons?
Additionally, how has this model been taken up outside of IT? I think every company should develop a model like this for their own HR function development. My own impression is that HR functions are usually considered to be transactional and administration-oriented. This model can help to overcome this deficiency.

   
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