The scope of the Appraisal Method is designed specifically to support continuous process improvement. The Appraisal Method activities are the same basic set used by the SEI CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement (CBA-IPI) method for staged architecture CMM®s. Some differences exist due to the different model architectures.
This document is a process description for the Appraisal Method, not a training manual. Some materials are included that support appraisal training; however, it is not the intent of this document to be a substitute for appraisal training materials.