What is Capability Maturity Model Integration(CMMI)?

CMMI is the one of the worlds most popular standard for software. The aim of CMMI standard is to achieve better business results by improving quality and predictability of processes. It defines 5 levels of maturity which an organization achieves over period of time.

  • CMMI is universally recognised and hence helps in getting new clients
  • Improved Quality and Productivity thus Better Customer Satisfaction
  • Better visibility in the market place
  • Assessment increases the Customers confidence in Suppliers Quality and Delivery Commitments
  • Registration can improve service performance and reduce uncertainty
  • Employee involvement and thus commitment
  • Improved Quality awareness throughout the organisation.
CMMI is a very detailed oriented standard (runs more than 500 pages) and has significant emphasis on internalization of practices and also significant emphasis on data and metrics. It expects well defined processes and a system to collect and analyze organizational metrics. Achieving CMMI is only beginning of the journey, sustaining the same over time is a bigger challenge. CMMI has very high expectations on managing the QMS properly through document control system and maintaining records and showing quantitative process improvements. CMMI itself prescribes maintaining 30mandatory records and typically as per organizational requirements, it may go up to 50 types of records being maintained. Our Adaptive Process Accelerator comes pre-built with 50+ standard proven processes which can be easily tailored by the organization. It also has 30+ data management modules such as Project Planning, Schedule Tracking, Defects Tracking, Risk and Issues Tracking, Quantitative Project Management, Sub-process metrics, Assessment Plan and Track, Employee Skill Tracking, Training Tracking etc. All this means the organization can save huge amount of time and effort in implementing CMMI. Again, being an integrated product for ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, organization?s investment remains intact when the organization decides to implement other related standards.

Implementation Plan

Description Client Week 1 Week 4
Secure Sponsorship and Funding Client Week 1 Week 1
Core Team Training Adaptive Week 2 Week 2
Prepare Your Organization for Change Adaptive Week 2 Week 4
Establish the business reasons and the business goals Client Week 3 Week 3
Form an Engineering Process Group Client Week 4 Week 4
Description Adaptive Week 5 Week 8
Map CMMI practices of CMMI to organizational QMS Adaptive Week 5 Week 6
Conduct documentation adequacy review Adaptive Week 5 Week 6
Full fill documentation gaps Adaptive Week 7 Week 8
Release new version of QMS Client Week 8 Week 8
Progress review Client Week 8 Week 8
Description Client Week 9 Week 18
Conduct project documentation review Adaptive Week 9 Week 10
Conduct practice implementation review Adaptive Week 10 Week 12
Conduct data collection mechanism review Adaptive Week 12 Week 14
Establish data collection plan Adaptive Week 15 Week 16
Train project members on CMMI Adaptive Week 9 Week 12
Identify FAR groups Client Week 13 Week 14
Implement QMS as per CMMI requirements Client Week 9 Week 17
Review of progress Client Week 18 Week 18
Description Adaptive Week 19 Week 27
Identify Assessment Team Members Client Week 19 Week 22
Develop Assessment Plan Adaptive Week 19 Week 22
Prepare assessment questionnaires#3 Adaptive Week 19 Week 22
Conduct Assessment Adaptive Week 19 Week 22
Present Findings Adaptive Week 19 Week 22
Close internal assessment findings Client Week 23 Week 27
Description Adaptive Week 34 Week 36
Close gaps identified during Pre-appraisal Client Week 34 Week 36
Improve and release new version of QMS Adaptive Week 34 Week 36
Liaison with Lead Appraiser Adaptive Week 34 Week 36
Description Client Week 37 Week 38
Final Appraisal Lead Appraiser Week 37 Week 38
Close appraisal findings Client Week 39 Week 40