Process Management - Maturity & Quality

PDCA - Plan, Do, Check, Act

  • PDCA
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  • Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle (PDCA)
    Also called: PDCA, plan–do–study–act (PDSA) cycle, Deming cycle, Shewhart cycle. Por American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Six Sigma

Quality Management

ISO 9000 - Quality Management Systems

ISO 9000 - Fundamentals and vocabulary. ISO 9001 - Requirements. ISO 9004 - Guidelines for performance improvements.

Hoshin Kanri

Change Management

Software Process Maturity and Quality


  • MPS.BR - Brazilian Software Process Improvement [In Portuguese]
    By the SOFTEX - Society for Promoting the Brazilian Software Excellence.
    Guides (in Portuguese and Spanish):
    MPS.BR - General Guides, describe the Reference Models for Software (MR-MPS-SV) and Service (MR-MPS-SV) Process Improvement.
    MPS.BR - Acquisition Guide, describes the process of software procurement, comprehends: procurement preparation; source selection; monitoração do fornecedor; aceitação pelo cliente.
    MPS.BR - Evaluation Guide, describes the evaluation process and the MA-MPS evaluation method.

Capability Maturity Model - SW-CMM & CMMI


ISO/IEC 15504 also known as SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) is a "framework for the assessment of software processes" developed by the Joint Technical Subcommittee between ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission). ISO/IEC 15504 derives from ISO 12207 and uses many of the ideas of CMMI.

Project Management Maturity Models

Prado-MMGP - Maturity by Project Category Model

PMI OPM3 - Organizational Project Management Maturity Model

  • OPM3 / Organizational Project Management Maturity Model
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    PMI's Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) is the global best practice standard for enterprise improvement. With OPM3 you: Uncover hundreds of Best Practices; Evaluate your current project management capabilities; Map out the steps needed to achieve your improvement goals.
  • Wikipedia: OPM3
    The Organizational Project Management Maturity Model or OPM3 is a globally recognized best-practice standard for assessing and developing capabilities in Portfolio Management, Program Management, and Project Management. It was published by the company Project Management Institute Incorporated (PMI). OPM3 provides a method for organizations to understand their Organizational Project Management processes and measure their capabilities in preparation for improvement. OPM3 then helps organizations develop the roadmap that the company will follow to improve performance.

P3M3 - Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model

The P3M3 is an enhanced version of the Project Management Maturity Model, based on the process maturity framework that evolved into the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM). Similar to the SEI-CMM, the P3M3 is described by a five level maturity framework.

  • Official P3M3™ Website
    The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3) has become a key standard amongst maturity models, providing a framework with which organisations can assess their current performance and put in place improvement plans.
  • Wikipedia: P3M3
    P3M3, also known as the Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model is a reference guide for structured best practice. It breaks down the broad disciplines of portfolio, programme and project management into a hierarchy of Key Process Areas (KPAs). The hierarchical approach enables organisations to assess their current capability and then plot a roadmap for improvement prioritised by those KPAs which will make the biggest impact on performance.