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Assignment: Software Engineering, CMMI, and ITIL

Realizing that an organization’s CMMI level impacts an organization’s success on requests for proposals (RFPs), your CIO wants to get the software development processes to CMMI level 3. Your organization has started developing software applications and database systems for their customers. The CIO wants to ensure that the software development and database development processes are being properly managed and audited, and he wants to ensure that the organization begins taking the necessary steps to progress to CMMI level 3. In preparation for your response, review the CMMI information available at the Carnegie Mellon Website, located at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi/.

IT managers will commonly manage software development and systems integration activities. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the software engineering process, the challenges in managing software development activities, and the potential interface issues from the software development perspective.
  2. Analyze the CMMI levels and define a roadmap that the organization will need to follow in order to get their software development processes to CMMI level 3. Note: This is important because the CMMI level that an organization achieves impacts their software development reputation.
  3. Explain the auditing tasks that must be performed in order to achieve level 3.
  4. Determine the continuous assurance auditing activities that the organization will need to implement to help achieve CMMI level 3.
  5. Analyze the ITIL service management guidelines and principles.
  6. Examine how ITIL service management practices relate to CMMI levels and continuous service auditing.
  7. Use at least four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 125

Assignment 2: Software Engineering, CMMI, and ITIL

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Describe the software engineering process, the challenges in managing software development activities, and the potential interface issues from the software development perspective.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described the software engineering process, the challenges in managing software development activities, and the potential interface issues from the software development perspective.

Partially described the software engineering process, the challenges in managing software development activities, and the potential interface issues from the software development perspective.

Satisfactorily described the software engineering process, the challenges in managing software development activities, and the potential interface issues from the software development perspective.

Thoroughly described the software engineering process, the challenges in managing software development activities, and the potential interface issues from the software development perspective.

2. Analyze the CMMI levels and define a roadmap that the organization will need to follow in order to get their software development processes to CMMI level 3.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the CMMI levels and defined a roadmap that the organization will need to follow in order to get their software development processes to CMMI level 3.

Partially analyzed the CMMI levels and defined a roadmap that the organization will need to follow in order to get their software development processes to CMMI level 3.

Satisfactorily analyzed the CMMI levels and defined a roadmap that the organization will need to follow in order to get their software development processes to CMMI level 3.

Thoroughly analyzed the CMMI levels and defined a roadmap that the organization will need to follow in order to get their software development processes to CMMI level 3.

3. Explain the auditing tasks that must be performed in order to achieve level 3.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the auditing tasks that must be performed in order to achieve level 3.

Partially explained the auditing tasks that must be performed in order to achieve level 3.

Satisfactorily explained the auditing tasks that must be performed in order to achieve level 3.

Thoroughly explained the auditing tasks that must be performed in order to achieve level 3.

4. Determine the continuous assurance auditing activities that the organization will need to implement to help achieve CMMI level 3.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the continuous assurance auditing activities that the organization will need to implement to help achieve CMMI level 3.

Partially determined the continuous assurance auditing activities that the organization will need to implement to help achieve CMMI level 3.

Satisfactorily determined the continuous assurance auditing activities that the organization will need to implement to help achieve CMMI level 3.

Thoroughly determined the continuous assurance auditing activities that the organization will need to implement to help achieve CMMI level 3.

5. Analyze the ITIL service management guidelines and principles.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the ITIL service management guidelines and principles.

Partially analyzed the ITIL service management guidelines and principles.

Satisfactorily analyzed the ITIL service management guidelines and principles.

Thoroughly analyzed the ITIL service management guidelines and principles.

6. Examine how ITIL service management practices relate to CMMI levels and continuous service auditing.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely examined how ITIL service management practices relate to CMMI levels and continuous service auditing.

Partially examined how ITIL service management practices relate to CMMI levels and continuous service auditing.

Satisfactorily examined how ITIL service management practices relate to CMMI levels and continuous service auditing.

Thoroughly examined how ITIL service management practices relate to CMMI levels and continuous service auditing.

7. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present