< I have not seen any data proving that the CMU Capability Maturity Model
< have anything to do with quality or cost.

Actually, two of my Masters students and I wrote a paper on some nice research
they did in this area back in 94.  It was published in the September 95
CrossTalk and it is also at

As it turned out, the only valid data they could find was about cost and
schedule -- because quality measures are so poorly recorded.  But they did
show that the CMM correlates with cost and schedule performance.


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