CMMI standard for capability maturity model is a proven approach to performance management with decades of results showing it works. Organizations having CMMI certification have predictable cost, schedule, effectiveness and quality—business results that serve as discriminators among their competitors.
CMMI Certification requires implementation of CMMI, whhich is built with practices and goals seen in thousands of real organizations worldwide. Use these practices and goals to evaluate your own performance and decide what to improve for your own business reasons. CMMI is popular in software industries since is development. It defines the process of implementation of projects as per their maturity levels.
The maturity level in CMMI certification is a well-defined evolutionary toward achieving a mature software process. Each maturity level provides a layer in the foundation for continuous process improvement. The Capability Maturity Model and its successor the Capability Maturity Model Integration are process improvement models applied to improving software development. They are based on five maturity levels that predict an organization’s capability to successfully develop software based on process discipline.
In CMMI models with a staged representation and continuous approach, there are five maturity levels designated as follows:
The organization at CMM maturity level 1 is in the initial stage of development, in which generally organizations does not provide stable environment. In this level 1, organization and its success depends only on the employees ability and competence of the people involved in organization and not on the proven processes.
The Organization with CMM maturity level 2 has achieved all specific and generic goal defined at the maturity level 2 for process requirements, processes, work products, and services and main focus is on project management. The work products as well as work instruction and services satisfy their requirements, specified objectives.
The organization with CMM maturity level 3, has achieved all the specific and generic goals of the process areas assigned to maturity levels 2 and 3. In this level of maturity, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described at organization level.
The organization with maturity level 4 has used quantitative metrics, including statistics, to control key processes and subprocesses. Numeric goals are established for quality and performance
Organizations at maturity level 5 have developed continually improving process performance, based on a detailed understanding of the relationships between the processes and quantitative monitoring of process performance. Level 5 organizations develop processes to address the common causes of process delay and variation, and to change processes to improve performance.
The CMMI certification is one of many goals representing the company’s commitment to achieving high level of excellence performance in the area of software development as well as project management. Punyam Management Services associated with many software companies globally and helped them to implements system under well structured our CMMI certification consultancy in their organization which resulted in easy CMMI certification.
In CMMI, Assessment is conducted by team of Assessment Team Members (ATM members which involves the Lead Appraiser as Team Leader) whereas Certifications are generally conducted by team Auditors and Lead Auditors. CMMI Assessments are based on the collective evidences conducted from available documentation (direct and indirect) and participant’s interviews (oral affirmations) whereas Certifications primarily are conducted to evaluate the activities (through inspections) and records (documents). The CMMI appraisal is done only by SEI recognized CMMI appraisal body as per SCAMPI guidelines and such certificate is valid for 3 years.
Following are the key benefits that organization can achieve after CMMI certification under our CMMI consultancy:
CMMI is based on process improvement guidelines and the company needs to implement 22 processes for CMMI certification as listed below.