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CMMI for Services
GG2 Institutionalize a Managed Process
|GP 2.4 Assign Responsibility|
|Assign responsibility and authority for
performing the process, developing the work products, and providing the
services of the process.
The purpose of this generic practice is to ensure that there is accountability for performing the process and achieving the specified results throughout the life of the process. The people assigned must have the appropriate authority to perform the assigned responsibilities
Responsibility can be assigned using detailed job descriptions or in living documents, such as the plan for performing the process. Dynamic assignment of responsibility is another legitimate way to implement this generic practice, as long as the assignment and acceptance of responsibility are ensured throughout the life of the process.
|1. Assign overall responsibility and authority for
performing the process.
2. Assign responsibility and authority for performing the specific tasks of the process.
3. Confirm that the people assigned to the responsibilities and authorities understand and accept them.
|Responsibility is assigned for both first-tier
service incident handling (e.g., by a help desk) and for second-tier
handling (e.g., by support groups organized by service, platform,
|Responsibility is assigned to those who can perform
process and product quality assurance evaluations with sufficient
independence and objectivity to guard against subjectivity or bias.
|Responsibility is assigned to a backup management
team for the organization (or work group) to take over management
responsibilities in the event of a significant disruption.
|Responsibility is assigned for establishing service
agreements, accepting service requests, communicating status information
(e.g., by a help desk), operating and maintaining the service system,
processing service requests, and resolving service incidents (e.g., by
support groups organized by service, platform, function, technology).
|Responsibility is assigned for planning, implementing, and managing the transition. In addition, stakeholder notification activities are explicitly assigned to ensure open communication and buy-in. Rollback and back-out assignments are made in the event that the transition is not successful.|