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January 10, 2013—Carnegie Mellon University has formed a new institute to provide services related to the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The new organization, the CMMI Institute, now manages all CMMI training, certification, licensing, and appraisal services as well as future model development that were previously managed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).
The SEPG Conference Series, People Capability Maturity Model (PCMM) and the Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model are also moving to the CMMI Institute.
"Formation of a new organization to manage CMMI services allows for greater commercial amplification of the CMMI product suite," said Kirk Botula, CEO of the CMMI Institute. "We look forward to working with our network of partners to promote worldwide adoption and use of the models as a way to improve software development, acquisition, and service processes in government and industry."
The CMMI suite of products was developed at the SEI in conjunction with government and industry groups. The suite includes CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV), CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ), CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC), and People CMM. The Data Management Maturity Model, developed in conjunction with the Enterprise Data Management Council and other partners, is based on CMMI.
"As a federally funded research and development center, the SEI was pleased to develop and steward the progress of the CMMI models," said Paul Nielsen, director and CEO of the SEI. "As with many research programs, though, we are even more pleased when something moves out of the research institute and into widespread adoption in practice."
The SEI will continue its broad-based research and development of software engineering and cybersecurity technologies and methods.
The SEI continues to offer training for the Team Software Process, software architecture, software product lines, measurement and analysis, acquisition practices, cybersecurity, and CERT-RMM.
The CMMI Institute is located in downtown Pittsburgh at 11 Stanwix St. For more information, see the website at www.cmmiinstitute.com.