A guide for CEO 's project leaders, software professionals and HR managers The People Capability Maturity Model (People CMM) is a framework that successfully addresses core issues in workforce management and competency development. When applied together with the CMM Integration (CMMI) or the Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM), it lays an excellent foundation for managing and developing the organizational work force. This book is especially valuable for organization transitioning from version 1 to version 2 of the People CMM. It compares the process areas and goals between the two versions and provides insight into what changed and why. People CMM is based on the best current practices in the fields of human resources and organization development. It enables organizations to characterize: The maturity of their work-force practices Guide a program of continuous work-force development Set priorities for immediate actions Integrate work-force development with process improvement along with Establishing a culture of software engineering excellence Written with a large audience in mind while focussing on the needs of the CEO, project leaders, trainers, and HR professionals, this book is a guide for all those who believe in continuous process improvement as a way of life. The vision for this book is to kindle an internal dialogue and to offer a range of possibilities and organizational contexts one might potentially encounter with the People CMM practices-worst case, at the planned level, and best case. This concept is termed as 'process harmonic '. This book is a jewel box of implementation ideas having relevance to every individual in an organization.