Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvementapproach whose goal is to help organizations improve their performance. CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. CMMI-based process improvement includes identifying your organization’s process strengths and weaknesses and making process changes to turn weaknesses into strengths. CMMI applies to teams, work groups, projects, divisions, and entire organizations.
CMMI models are collections of best practices that help organizations to dramatically improve effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. These products, or CMMI solutions, consist of practices. CMMI in software engineering and organizational development is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements for effective process improvement.
What is CMMi Certification?
To begin with, the SEI discourages the word "certification" and instead likes us to refer to a company as having "achieved CMMI Level 2" (or 3/4/5). Organizations achieve CMMI, people do not. Many people use to the word "certification" so you often see it in the metatags of sites (like this one, Broadsword's, and the SEI's). You "achieve" a level of CMMI by building, deploying, and managing a process within your engineering and project management organizations that refelects the best-practices identified in the process areas of the CMMI model, and then, once institutionalization is apparent, having an SEI authorized SCAMPI Lead Appraiser lead you through a SCAMPI Appraisal.
Depending on the appraisal type you select, it will result in either a gap analysis or a set of formal findings that identify your company as having achieved (or not achieved) Level X. You can visit our website at hppt://www.broadswordsolutions.com/resources.php to learn more or go the the SEI's site at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/CMMI. Wikipedia also has a good description of the CMMI as well.
Niall offer’s a customized training programme on CMMi for:-
- CMMi - Awareness on implementation and documentation requirements
- CMMi-Internal Auditor training