CMII/IPE Standard for Configuration Management and Integrated Process Management
Every organization has a network of core business processes containing many interdependencies. Some may be clearly defined while others are not. Fragmented or improperly defined processes lead to gaps that result in variability in process output. Where variability occurs, unexpected output also occurs, resulting in the need for process improvement. The degree of needed improvement is revealed by the level of required corrective action.
The CMII/IPE Model
The CMII Model is comprised of 19 core business process categories. The power of the CMII Model comes from its business process infrastructure which is comprised of the Strategic Business Plan and process categories 1.0 through 8.0. Categories 1.0 through 7.0 reside in the domain of CM and provide the ability to accommodate change and keep requirements clear, concise and valid. The core business process owners are a cross-functional team that is responsible for continuous process improvement.
CM Process Assessment Guide
CMII-500 provides a current set of CMII Operating Standards, Tenets and Templates which make up the CMII/IPE Model. Course CMII-06 describes how to implement the CMII model.
This Guide focuses on steps (7) select the operating standards to be implemented; (8) assess existing practices relative to the standards selected; and (9) report the assessment results and provide recommendations. Its scope is limited to the elements which make up the business process infrastructure.
Enabling Tool Pre-Assessment Guide
The elements of tool functionality, as stated in CMII-600 Enabling Tool Pre-Assessment Guide, serve to support and achieve the enterprise operating standards as stated in CMII-500 The CMII/IPE Model.