Monday, August 4, 2008
Understanding How Project Planning Evolves from ML 3 to ML 5
The primary difference between project planning at Maturity Level 3 (ML 3) and Maturity Level 5 (ML 5) is how you construct the project’s defined processes. At ML 3 a new project starts from the organization’s set of standard processes and applies the appropriate tailoring criteria or guidelines for the project, based on the project requirements. At Maturity Level 4 (ML 4) and ML 5 a new project first has to define what its quality and process performance objectives are based on the organization’s quality and process performance objectives (QPPOs). Then the project looks at the organization’s set of standard processes and selects the processes or sub-processes that are capable of being quantitatively and statistically managed to achieve the project’s QPPOs using the established Process Performance Baselines and Process Performance Models. These processes and sub-processes are selected based on historical stability and capability data along with the appropriate tailoring guidelines and criteria to construct the project’s defined process.