Capability Maturity Model Integration Training Emphasizes Risk Management and Best Practices

Date: May 13, 2011
Location: College Park, MD

As Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) incorporates software development into its real-time framework in public policy, it has initiated the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) training necessary to achieve the maturity levels required to provide its clients with solid applications and data-driven solutions.  According to the Software Engineering Institute (SEI, 2008), CMMI helps “integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes.” 

Through its partner, the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, also in M Square Research Park, Optimal received customized training on the best practices for multiple approaches in the Software Development Lifecycle (SLDC). The maturity levels of the program range from Level 1 to Level 5.  Each level is a summary assessment of how efficient and proactive a company is. In terms of software development, early assessments indicate that Optimal is currently tracking for CMMI Level 3, with some Level 5 processes also being tracked. This indicates its processes are defined and the organization is proactive.  With guidance from Fraunhofer, plans are being made to achieve Level 3 fully within the next year.