Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) is a process
improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of
effective processes. It can be used to guide process improvement across a
project, a division, or an entire organization. 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.
This page points you to places where you can find more information about CMMI,
and describes the worldwide adoption and benefits of CMMI.
The SEI is excited about the response that organizations around the world are
having to the CMMI Product Suite. CMMI is being adopted worldwide, including
North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa. This kind of
response has substantiated the SEI's commitment to the CMMI models and the
Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPISM).
SCAMPI incorporates the best ideas of several process-improvement appraisal
methods. The SCAMPI Class A method is being used successfully by many
organizations. The emerging SCAMPI Class B and Class C methods will extend the
suite of SCAMPI methods. For more information about SCAMPI, see CMMI Appraisals.