The responses given here suggest that an organization that has implemented the process framework described in this book would be at least a strong SEI level 3, and arguably a level 4. A sure sign that an organization has achieved this level of maturity would be its ability to (1) expand on the responses of this document with more-detailed explanations of organization-specific and project-specific implementations, and (2) back up each response with specific examples from experience in the field. If the process of preparing for such a process audit requires more than 1 or 2 staff-weeks, the organization's Software Engineering Process Authority is probably more a facade than a useful factor in the organization's operation. The collateral needed for a process audit should be a natural by-product of the project management process.
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