Our CMMI® Services

Are you looking for a way to enhance your organization with higher quality, better performance, greater efficiency, and more customer satisfaction to increase your profitability and get a leg up on your competitors? Or maybe you are a business in the government contracting field and you are missing out on lucrative contracts because you need a CMMI Maturity Level to bid on them?

Excellence in Measurement Technology can provide the CMMI services you need: appraisals, training, and consultation. We help you to make CMMI work for your business, instead of making your business work for CMMI.

CMMI Domains

The CMMI model is applicable to many different types of organization. It has been used in a wide range of industries. There are a lot of users in the IT sector, but also substantial numbers in manufacturing, financial services, transportation etc. There are even users in the arts and entertainment industry! The CMMI model is currently targeted at 8 business domains. These are:

  • Development (DEV) – Creating and maintaining products and solutions
  • Services (SVC) – Building and sustaining services of all kinds
  • Suppliers (SPM) – Working with suppliers and ensuring they enable us to satisfy our customers
  • Safety (SAF) – Making sure that our products, solutions, services and working environment is safe for all concerned
  • Security (SEC) – Ensuring our systems are resilient to threats
  • People (PPL) – Building a strong, motivated and capable workforce (coming soon)
  • Data – Managing an organizations data assets (coming soon)
  • Virtual (VRT) – Working in a distributed and virtual world

The work that organizations do can rarely be neatly contained in just a single CMMI domain. So, often these domains can be combined to provide a set of model content that is most relevant to the organization concerned.

CMMI Appraisals

CMMI Appraisals are the way to understand where the organization is on its process improvement journey. This might be a formal Benchmark Appraisal to determine a Maturity Level or an Evaluation Appraisal to identify likely areas of improvement. Excellence In Measurement Technology can conduct all types and all levels of appraisal. We work with you to determine what sort of appraisal and what model content is most appropriate to your needs. The objective results generated by the appraisal can be used to confirm where the organization currently is in relation to its own targets and inform the next constructive steps in the journey.

CMMI Consulting

Excellence In Measurement Technology’s consultants have many years of experience in helping organizations implement process solutions that are useful to them. We recognize that every organization’s situation is unique and there are rarely one size fits all solutions. Understanding what is important to you; what success means to you are the starting point of any interaction with Excellence In Measurement Technology. If you want to know more about how consultancy can help to build a successful CMMI based process improvement program contact us today.

CMMI Training

Our certified CMMI Instructors can provide the training your organization needs to understand CMMI and implement solutions that are relevant to your situation. We can cover offer all the standard entry level CMMI courses that are currently available. In addition we can conduct workshops and seminars to discuss practical aspects of how the practices of the CMMI can apply in your individual context. If you want to know more about training options that may be applicable to your situation contact us today.

Using CMMI with Other Frameworks and Standards

We do more than just CMMI. If your organization is looking to implement CMMI practices alongside another methodology or practice such as CMMC, Agile, ISO Standards, Lean, or Six Sigma, we can help you integrate them. Learn more about our multi-model approach.


What is CMMI®

The Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI for short, can best be described as a framework for implementing recognized best practice into your processes. It does not specify any particular process but instead identifies what are the ingredients of good performance. It is not prescriptive and require specific solutions but indicates the components that are found in the best solutions. The model has grown and evolved over the past 30 years and is unique in that it can cover a wide range of business contexts or domains. The model is also “dynamic” in that it does not specify a “static” standard that must be complied with, but rather provides guidance to achieving evolutionary stages or levels. Organizations that have used CMMI as part of their business process development journey have consistently reported significant and sustained improvements in performance that matters to them and their customers. (Look at CMMI Performance Report data.)

what does a level mean in CMMI®

As with any improvement journey, it is useful at some point to know where we are and what we have achieved. Maybe we also want to communicate to the market and our customers how good we are. In these situations, it may be useful to conduct a CMMI appraisal and obtain a CMMI rating.

The most commonly used CMMI rating is a Maturity Level. You can think of each level as rungs on a ladder or steps on a podium. The Maturity Level shows that an organization’s processes incorporate a set of predefined content from the CMMI model. There are five Maturity Levels defined, with Maturity Level 1 (or ML1 for short) representing the bottom of the scale and ML5 the top. Because the content of a Maturity Level is predefined (by ISACA) it can easily be used to benchmark the organization.

But sometimes, we don’t want to wait until we have done everything in a Maturity Level or maybe the full content of a Maturity Level doesn’t feel appropriate to our situation. However, we may still want people to recognize what we are good at. In this case, we might examine a small number of Practice Areas and obtain a measure of our progress, a Capability Level, in each one. The resultant Capability Level Profile may all we need.