TECHSOFT Assists SPAWAR New Orleans in Achieving CMMI® Maturity Level 3
TECHSOFT's Engineering Process Services team has assisted Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's New Orleans business unit in their achievement of CMMI® Maturity Level 3.
TECHSOFT's team of CMMI® experts provided appraisal services to SPAWAR New Orleans, including a gap analysis, a Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM) Class B appraisal, and finally a formal SCAMPISM Class A appraisal in May.
Both SCAMPISM appraisals were led by TECHSOFT President Tom Pigoski, who is a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Certified Lead Appraiser. TECHSOFT is an SEI Partner.
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic is responsible for providing systems and software engineering in support of the U.S. Navy, as well as other Department of Defense and government activities worldwide. By achieving CMMI® Maturity Level 3, SPAWAR New Orleans has moved closer to having a world-class engineering capability, and has established defined, controlled engineering processes that give the organization a competitive edge in the global market.
Five SPAWAR New Orleans programs representing a cross-section of the engineering disciplines found at the Command were involved in the CMMI® effort. They included the Support Equipment Maintenance System (SEMS); the Metrology Automated Systems for Uniform Recall and Reporting (MEASURE); the Career Management System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID); Reserve Headquarters Support (RHS); and the Customer Support Center (CSC-Help Desk).
During the formal Class A SCAMPISM, the appraisal team reviewed 2,400 unique documents and interviewed 60 personnel from SPAWAR New Orleans. SPAWAR New Orleans' Maturity Level 3 rating is valid for three years, but the projects involved are already preparing to participate in the organization-wide SPAWAR Atlantic Maturity Level 3 appraisal slated for 2010.