CMMI standard for capability maturity model is a proven approach to performance management with decades of results showing that it works. Organizations having CMMI certification have predictable cost, schedule, effectiveness and quality business results that serve as discriminators among their competitors.
CMMI Consultants help in implementation of CMMI latest model CMMI V2.0, which 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 model V2 is popular in software industries since its 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 action towards 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 and the appraisal body team leader and team carry our the CMMI appraisal as per model CMMI V2 for level 3 or the level chosen by the client .
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 it does not provide stable environment. In this level, organization and its success depends only on the employees’ ability and competence of the people involved in the organization and not on the proven processes.
The organization with CMMI V2 maturity level 2 is such organization which has achieved all specific and generic goals defined at the maturity level 2 for process requirements, processes, work products, and services with main focus on project management. The work products as well as work instructions and services satisfy their requirements and specified objectives.
The organization with CMM maturity level 3 is such organization which has implemented all the process areas specific practises 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 for CMMI model V2 is such organization which has used quantitative metrics, including statistics, to control key processes and sub-processes. Numeric goals are established for quality and performance.
Organizations at maturity level 5 are those which 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.