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, Premium 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....Sign up

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 d...Sign up


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