TECHSOFT Achieves CMMI® Maturity Level 3 Rating, Gains a Competitive Edge
TECHSOFT is proud to announce that it has received a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 3 rating for the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) CMMI® for Development.
CMMI® is a comprehensive method of process improvement that addresses the development and maintenance of products and services through their entire life cycle. The prestigious CMMI® Maturity Level 3 (ML3) rating is rapidly becoming a mandatory requirement for many government contracts, and is rare for small companies.
"It is a tremendous accomplishment for a company of fewer than 50 people to achieve CMMI® Maturity Level 3," said TECHSOFT President and CEO Tom Pigoski. "It took a lot of effort by a lot of talented people, and as TECHSOFT bids against other small businesses, the rating will give us a tremendous competitive edge."
TECHSOFT's accomplishment was announced by the SEI following a formal "Class A" Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM) appraisal was conducted in May by certified SEI Lead Appraiser Dr. Gary Lunsford. The SEI, a part of Carnegie Mellon University, is a federally-funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.
TECHSOFT is a licensed SEI Partner with a staff of CMMI® experts who work closely with government and industry clients to train, mentor, and provide the tools needed for successful process improvement. The company serves as the Enterprise Process Office for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR Atlantic). In the past two years, TECHSOFT's CMMI® experts have assisted SPAWAR Atlantic's Charleston, S.C. and New Orleans business units, as well as General Dynamics' Ordnance and Tactical Systems group in Niceville, FL in achieving CMMI® ML3.
"We certainly we have the skills to achieve CMMI® ML3, as evidenced by our work in New Orleans, Charleston, and with civilian companies, and it was time we did it for ourselves," Pigoski said. "The rating proves TECHSOFT has disciplined, repeatable systems and software engineering processes that are ingrained in the way we do business."
The SEI has collected empirical data that indicates that organizations who achieve CMMI® ML3 increase their productivity and improve the quality of their products.
TECHSOFT's formal SCAMPISM appraisal involved the company's Tools Development, Web-Based Training, and Innovative Security Technologies projects. Nearly 2,000 artifacts, including plans, policies, standard operating procedures, and other technical documentation, were reviewed by the appraisal team.