The basic structure that organizes CMMI components, including elements of current CMMI models as well as rules and methods for generating models, appraisal methods (including associated artifacts), and training materials. (See also “CMMI model” and “CMMI Product Suite.”)

The framework enables new areas of interest to be added to CMMI so that they will integrate with the existing ones.

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The glossary defines the basic terms used in CMMI models.