A gem I found on Wikipedia… Capability Immaturity Model
The Capability Maturity Model counts up but the Capability Immaturity Model counts down.
How many times have you come across these?
0: Negligent – they just talk about CMM
-1: Obstructive – yes they have processes but the processes are enforced whether they are effective or not (and their efficacy is not measured).
-2: Contemptuous – processes? they don’t need no stinking processes – they’ll just fake it!
-3: Undermining – you may have CMM 5 but they’ll get you.