> have not seen any data proving that the CMU Capability Maturity Model levels > have anything to do with quality or cost. Admittedly the level of an > organization appears to be correlated with their capacity to estimate cost > and delivery time. However, usability and maintainability are also very > important. Without a process, there is no way to influence the quality level. With a well defined and well embedded process you will not make the same mistake twice. Therefor the CMM process influences both cost and quality. Jerry.