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Is CMMI Right for Small Organizations?

There seems to be no real agreement as to what Systems Engineering really is. The Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model, version 1.1, states:

Systems Engineering is the selective application of scientific and engineering efforts to:

Transform operational need into descriptions of the system configuration which best satisfies operational need according to measures of effectiveness Integrate related technical parameters and ensure compatibility of all physical, functional, and technical program interfaces in a manner that optimizes total system definition and design Integrate efforts of all engineering disciplines and specialties into total engineering effort

The definition of Systems Engineering from the draft version 0.5 of the Systems Engineering Capability Model EIA 731-1 states, “Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach and means to enable the realization of successful systems.”