International Association of Scientific Innovation and Research (IASIR)
The Capability Maturity Model for software (CMM) developed by the software engineering institute of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the ISO 9000 series of standards, developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO), share a common concern with quality and process management. The two are driven by similar concerns and intuitively correlated. This paper is to contrast the CMM and ISO 9001, highlighting their differences and similarities. The results of the analysis indicate that, although an ISO 9001-complaint organization would not necessarily satisfy all of the level 2 key process areas; it would satisfy most of the level 2 goals and many of the level 3 goals.