Hundreds of organizations are upgrading to the CMMI Product Suite worldwide,
including those in North America, Europe, India, Australia, Asia Pacific, and the Far
East. By the end of 2002, over 7000 people had attended the Introduction to CMMI
course offered by the SEI and the SEI Partner Network, 461 had attended the CMMI
Intermediate Concepts course (a prerequisite for CMMI Instructor and SCAMPI Lead
Appraiser training), 140 instructors had been trained to teach the Introduction to
CMMI course, over 160 SCAMPI Lead Appraisers had become authorized, and all
SCAMPI Lead Appraisers had upgraded to CMMI Version 1.1.
Compared to the early adoption of the SW-CMM, the adoption of CMMI has been
more rapid by both industry and government. Many organizations are finding that
upgrading from SW-CMM to CMMI-based process improvement is straightforward
because implementing CMMI builds on their knowledge of the SW-CMM.
Organizations can promptly move from a maturity level of the SW-CMM to the
corresponding maturity level of CMMI.
The CMMI Product Suite is the future of process improvement. In particular, the
CMMI models and SCAMPI appraisal method are world class. CMMI models are the
most comprehensive process improvement models available for product and service
development and maintenance. They build on and extend the best practices of the
SW-CMM and other process improvement models. SCAMPI is the most
comprehensive appraisal method available. It combines, builds on, and improves the
CBA IPI and SCE methods, which became trustworthy and reliable from years of use
with the SW-CMM and other process improvement models. SCAMPI builds on other
appraisal methods and experiences as well.