MSF for CMMI® Process Improvement

MSF process guidance for use with Visual Studio Team System.
  • Version:


    File Name:

    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement.EXE

    Date Published:


    File Size:

    22.4 MB

      This download includes the MSF for CMMI® Process Improvement process guidance, which is a highly iterative, adaptive planning, agile software development process which meets the requirements for the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) level 3. Version 4.1 provides new guidance for the Database Professionals to use Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals.

      Special permission to use SEI and its materials ©2005 by Carnegie Mellon University, in MSF for CMMI Process Improvement is granted by the Software Engineering Institute. CMMI® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.

      The Software Engineering Institute has reviewed MSF for CMMI Process Improvement for completeness and correctness of CMMI V1.1 concepts. However, the Software Engineering Institute and Carnegie Mellon University do not directly or indirectly endorse MSF for CMMI Process Improvement.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • Required Software: WinZip or equivalent to extract the contents.
    • If you want to view the guidance
      1. Download and extract the contents of the zip file to your local machine. (select Use folder names).

      2. In the extracted files, review the Readme.

      3. To view the content, open \Process Guidance\ProcessGuidance.html.
      If you want to update the guidance in a process template
      1. Download and extract the contents of the zip file to your local machine.

      2. If required, customize process guidance using instructions available at

      3. Download the process template you want to update guidance on from your TFS server to your local machine.

      4. Replace “Windows SharePoint Services” folder in the process template you downloaded from TFS with the one you obtained from the web download.

      5. Upload the updated process template back to TFS.

      6. When you create a new project using this updated process template, the portal will show the updated guidance.
      If you want to replace the guidance already on the SharePoint server
      1. Download and extract the contents of the zip file to your local machine.

      2. Go to the home page of your project portal.

      3. Click Documents and Lists, and then "Document Libraries" in the left menu.
      4. Replace all files and folders in the following Document Libraries on SharePoint site from their corresponding folders under "Windows SharePoint Services" folder in the process guidance you downloaded.
        1. General Documents
        2. Project Management
        3. Requirements
        4. Security
        5. Test
      5. For the "Process Guidance" Document Library, replace the following files and folders with the new content
        1. Folder – Supporting Files along with all the subfolders and files

        2. File – ProcessGuidance.html

        3. File – version.txt
    • This release contains process guidance only. It cannot be imported for use as a process template.
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