CAPABILITY MATURITY MODEL
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(CMM) The Software Engineering Institute's modelof software engineering that specifies five levels ofmaturity of the processes of a software organisation. CMMoffers a framework for evolutionary process improvement.Originally applied to software development (SE-CMM), it hasbeen expanded to cover other areas including Human Resourcesand Software Acquitition.The levels - focii - and key process areas are:Level 1 Initial - Heroes - None.Level 2 Repeatable - Project Management - Software ProjectPlanning, Software Project Tracking and Oversight, SoftwareSubcontract Management, Software Quality Assurance, SoftwareConfiguration Management, Requirements Management.Level 3 Defined - Engineering Process - Organisation ProcessFocus, Organisation Process Definition, Peer Reviews, TrainingProgram, Inter-group Coordination, Software ProductEngineering, Integrated Software Management.Level 4 Managed - Product and Process Quality - SoftwareQuality Management, Quantitative Process Management.Level 5 Optimising - Continuous Improvement - Process ChangeManagement, Technology Change Management, Defect Prevention. (http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmm/cmm.html).
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ATP Binding Cassette, Sub Family B Proteins
- A subfamily transmembrane the superfamily TRANSPORTERS that closely related in GLYCOPROTEIN. When overexpressed, function as dependent efflux pumps able extrude lipophilic drugs, especially ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS, from cells causing resistance (DRUG RESISTANCE, MULTIPLE). Although P-Glycoproteins share functional similarities to MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE-ASSOCIATED PROTEINS they are two distinct subclasses of ATP-BINDING CASSETTE TRANSPORTERS, and have little sequence homology.