Savantage Solutions’ internal software development programme has been recertified for the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Development (CMMI-DEV) Level 3 Maturity rating, according to Lisa Kazor, the company’s CEO and president, who made the announcement today. A widely accepted industry benchmark for software engineering quality is the CMMI® Level 3 grade for development. 2011 marked the year that Savantage first obtained a CMMI-DEV Level 3 Maturity grade for the same programme.
Software application development is a core competency for Savantage. “This recertification attests to the high standards we maintain in how we manage and execute internal software development activities,” said Ms. Kazor.
CMMI is a tried-and-true, results-based performance model that has become the acknowledged benchmark for raising capability, enhancing business performance, and coordinating operations with corporate objectives. A Maturity Level 3 appraisal shows that the organisation is operating at a “defined” level. At this level, standards, procedures, instruments, and methodologies are used to explain processes that are well-characterised and understood. The collection of standard procedures used by the organisation, which serves as the foundation for Maturity Level 3, is developed and enhanced through time.
The CMMI-DEV Version 2.0 (CMMI-DEV, V2.0) at Maturity Level 3 includes process areas such as configuration management, quality assurance, verification and validation, risk management, requirements management, technical solution, product integration, project planning, and others.
Using a software development company with a CMMI-DEV Level 3 Maturity rating results in significantly lower costs and risks for complicated IT projects for government organisations. Government clients are more likely to obtain high-quality functioning software deliverables on schedule by working with a CMMI-DEV Level 3 Maturity-graded development organisation; customers also avoid the need for substantial rework and bug fixes after the fact.