CMMI is a procedure Model Framework for process-improvement developed by Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA. CMMI, standing for Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a structured and systematic collection of best practices for process-improvement. The CMMI procedure model framework is at present available in three constellations – CMMI for Development, CMMI for Services, and CMMI for Acquisition. These three constellations cover whole spectrum of industries including Software Engineering, Manufacturing, Financial, Aerospace, Computer hardware, Defense, and Telecommunications, etc.
The Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, is a procedure model that gives a clear definition of what an organization should do to promote behaviors that lead to enhanced performance. With five “Maturity Levels” or three “Capability Levels,” the CMMI defines the most essential elements that are necessary to build great products, or deliver great services, and wraps them all up in a comprehensive model.
The CMMI also supports us recognize and achieve measurable business goals, build better products, keep clients happier, and make sure that we are working as professionally as possible.
CMMI is comprised of a set of “Process Areas.” Each procedure Area is intended be adapted to the culture and behaviors of your own company. The CMMI is not a process, it is a book of “whats” not a book of “hows,” and does not define how your company should behave. More exactly, it defines what behaviors require to be defined. In this way, CMMI is a “behavioral model” and well as a “process model.”
Benefits of CMMI
- Cost saving in terms of lesser effort due to fewer faults and less modify
- Centralized QMS for implementation in projects to make sure uniformity in the documentation which means less learning cycle for new resources, better management of project status and health
- Culture for maintaining Quality in projects starts in the mind of the junior programmers to the senior programmers and project managers
- Incorporation of Software Engineering Best Practices in the Organizations as described in CMMI Model
- On-Time Deliveries
- Overall increased Return on Investment
- Increased client Satisfaction
- Enhanced Productivity
- This also results in improved Productivity
- Reduce Costs