CMMI, Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a process improvement methodology that helps organizations improve on their software development processes.


Originally, CMM, Capability Maturity Model, was funded by the United States Air Force. It was a study done at the Carnegie- Mellon Engineering Institute.

The goal was to create an evaluation for the Air Force to objectively evaluate software subcontractors.

It was published in 1989. It identified 5 levels of process maturity.

In 2006, CMM was replaced by Capability Maturity Mode Integration

Maturity Levels

  • Initial - creation of a new process
  • Repeatable - the process is repeatable
  • Defined - the process is defined and considered a standard operating procedure
  • Managed - the process is managed and measured
  • Optimizing - the process includes continual process improvement

Key Concepts

By implementing SCM best practices in the software development process, you are in a stronger position to support a more mature development process.


  • Link management and engineering activities to the business objectives
  • Better meet customer requirement and expectations
  • Implement best practices into the process
  • Implement process improvements
  • Identify critical functions to the process
  • Meet ISO standards

Capability Maturity Model Integration

The Capability Maturity Model Integration process provides best practices and processes for many business practices. The one we are most interested in on is the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development.

There are many benefits to implementing this model in your organizations.

Development Specific Model Benefits

  • Higher Customer Satisfaction
  • Less Scheduling Delays
  • More Predictable Development Budget
  • Improved Quality
  • Higher ROI

Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon is the creator of the Capability Maturity Model Integration.

For more information or the latest updates be sure to visit CMMI - Software Engineering Institute Carnegie Mellon

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