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CMM

CMM

(Capability Maturity Model) A process developed by SEI in 1986 to help improve, over time, the application of an organization's supporting software technologies. The process is broken into five levels of sequential development: Initial, Repeatable, Defined, Managed and Optimizing.

Rating an Organization's Maturity
The levels provide a scale for measuring an organization's capacity to effectively use its software technologies. They also help prioritize software improvement efforts. The more an organization depends on formal rules to keep software projects relevant, within budget and on schedule, the more advanced the organization's software development "maturity."

CMMI (CMM Integration)
A more rigorous version of CMM, CMMI defines more process areas and best practices. For more information, visit www.sei.cmu.edu/cmmi. See SEI.
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CMMI Maturity Level 5 is the highest level that can be attained in an appraisal," said Kirk Botula, CEO at the CMMI Institute.
Like the ISO 9000 standard, the CMMI is also a model-based software process improvement approach and PSEB recommends that, for the growing number of Pakistani software and service companies that are already ISO 9000-certified and are now hoping to achieve a higher level of process maturity - should consider qualifying for a CMM certification as well.
The basic components of the CMMI model are described in the Chapter 3.
Subsequent months will see the public release of upgrade training for appraisers as well as updated CMMI training courses, and Version 1.
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Our CMMI Level 3 assessment represents--in the space of less than two years--a critical second external validation of OST's performance and its commitment to delivering quality solutions," says Ajay Madan, COO.
The purpose of CMMI is to provide guidance for improving an organization's processes and its ability to manage the development, acquisition and maintenance of products and services.
We are delighted to achieve CMMI level 5 appraisal, which recognizes Virtusa's commitment to continuous process improvement and quality," said Kris Canekeratne, chairman and CEO of Virtusa.
CAE Australia is the first defence contractor in Australia to achieve the CMMI Level 3 rating specifically for Services.
The objectives of the programme are provide CMMI level consultancy and appraisal assistance to IT companies and to ascertain international trends and requirements by enhancing quality of the process and products at participating IT companies using CMMI.
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