Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) is an internationally recognized process improvement approach developed by Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The model consists of best practices for product and service development and maintenance throughout the entire life-cycle with the ultimate goal of better, faster, and cheaper delivery. Divided into five maturity level ratings, the model begins with the "Initial" Level 1, in which processes are unpredictable, poorly controlled, and reactive. At "Managed" Level 2, processes are characterized for specific projects and managed at the project level; whereas, at "Defined" Level 3, they are characterized for the organization and are proactive. Maturity Level 4 indicates the processes are "Quantitatively Managed" and at Level 5 they are "Optimizing" for continuous improvement.
Smartronix initially achieved a Maturity Level 3 rating for Systems and Software Engineering after completing its SCAMPI Class A appraisal on 1 September 2006, conducted by SEI partner A-1 Independent Consulting. The Maturity Level 3 rating was maintained as a result of the SCAMPI Class A appraisals conducted in August 2009, and again in 2012. This achievement confirms that Smartronix has established and integrated project management, engineering, and support processes; and is capturing work products, measures, and lessons learned for future use and improvement of the organization. This assures customers that Smartronix produces cost-effective and reliable hardware, software, and systems engineering products/services in a timely manner.
Smartronix completed a Standard CMMI ® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM) "A" in accordance with the CMMI ® Institute's Appraisal Requirements for CMMI ® and was appraised at Maturity Level 3 as defined by the CMMI-SVC® version 1.3.
For more information, visit the CMMI Institute Website.