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Why is CMMI DEV good for your organization?

In today’s high-technology business environment, nearly all organizations are building increasingly complex products and services. As a result, the product development lifecycle has become more difficult to manage and control – organizations frequently experience cost overruns, defects impacting quality and customer expectations, and missed deadlines due to re-work. CMMI Development is an integrated set of best practices that improves an organization’s capability to develop quality products and services that meet the needs of customers and end users.

What are the requirements for CMMI DEV 2.0 model?

Technical Solution (TS) – The purpose of Technical Solution (TS) is to design and build solutions that meet customer requirements. TS provides a cost-effective design and solution that meets customer requirements and reduces rework.

Product Integration (PI) – The intent of Product Integration (PI) is to integrate and deliver the solution that addresses functionality and quality requirements. PI Increases customers’ satisfaction by giving them a solution that meets or exceeds their functionality and quality requirements. 

Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) – The intent of the Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) is to establish an agreement with selected suppliers, ensure that the supplier and the acquirer perform according to the terms over the course of the agreement, and evaluate the supplier’s deliverables. The SAM provides an explicit understanding between the acquirer and supplier to maximize the success of agreed-on efforts to deliver a supplier deliverable.

Estimating (EST) – The intent of Estimating (EST) is to estimate the size, effort, duration, and cost of the work and resources needed to develop, acquire, or deliver the solution. Estimation provides a basis for making commitments, planning, and reducing uncertainty, which allows for early corrective actions and increases the likelihood of meeting objectives.

Monitor and Control (MC) – The intent of Monitor and Control (MC) is to provide an understanding of the project progress so appropriate corrective actions can be taken when performance deviates significantly from plans. MC increases the probability of meeting objectives by taking early actions to adjust for significant performance deviations.

Planning (PLAN) – The intent of Planning (PLAN) is to develop plans to describe what is needed to accomplish the work within the standards and constraints of the organization, including the:

Resource demand, capacity and availability
Functionality requirements
Misuse of information
Risks and opportunities

Plans also describe:

The work to be performed
Applicable organizational set of standard processes, assets, and tailoring guidelines
Who performs the work
Relationships with other plans
Stakeholders and their roles

Planning optimizes cost, functionality, and quality to increase the likelihood of meeting objectives. 

Requirements Development and Management (RDM) – The intent of Requirements Development and Management (RDM) is to elicit requirements, ensure common understanding by stakeholders, and align requirements, plans, and work products. RDM ensures that customers’ needs and expectations are satisfied.

Verification and Validation (VV) – Verification and validation (VV) includes activities that:

Confirm selected solutions and components meet their requirements
Demonstrate selected solutions and components fulfill their intended use in their target environment

Verification and validation of selected solutions and components throughout the project increases the likelihood that the solution will satisfy the customer. 

Peer Reviews (PR) – The intent of Peer Review (PR) is to identify and address work product issues through reviews by the producer’s peers or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Peer reviews reduce cost and rework by uncovering issues or defects early.

Process Quality Assurance (PQA) – The intent of Process Quality Assurance (PQA) is to verify and enable improvement of the quality of the performed processes and resulting work products. PQA increases the consistent use and improvement of the processes to maximize business benefit and customer satisfaction.

Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) – The intent of Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) is to identify causes of selected outcomes and take action to either prevent recurrence of undesirable outcomes or ensure recurrence of positive outcomes. Addressing root cause issues eliminates rework and directly improves quality and productivity.

Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) – The intent of Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) is to make and record decisions using a recorded process that analyzes alternatives. DAR increases the objectivity of decision making and the probability of selecting the optimal solution.

Configuration Management (CM) – The intent of Configuration Management (CM) is to manage the integrity of work products using configuration identification, version control, change control, and audits. CM Reduces loss of work and increases the ability to deliver the correct version of the solution to the customer.

Risk and Opportunity Management (RSK) – The intent of Risk and Opportunity Management (RSK) is to reduce loss of work and increase the ability to deliver the correct version of the solution to the customer. RSK mitigates adverse impacts or capitalizes on positive impacts to increase the likelihood of meeting objectives.

Managing Performance and Measurement (MPM) – The intent of Managing Performance & Measurement (MPM) is to manage performance using measurement and analysis to achieve business objectives. MPM maximizes business return on investment by focusing management and improvement efforts on cost, schedule, and quality performance.

Process Asset Development (PAD) – The intent of Process Asset Development (PAD) is to develop and keep updated the process assets necessary to perform the work. PAD provides a capability to understand and repeat successful performance.

Process Management (PCM) – The intent of Process Management (PCM) is to manage and implement the continuous improvement of processes and infrastructure to:

Support accomplishing business objectives
Identify and implement the most beneficial process improvements
Make the results of process improvement visible, accessible, and sustainable

PCM ensures that processes, infrastructure, and their improvement contribute to successfully meeting business objectives. 

Governance (GOV) – The intent of Governance (GOV) is to provide guidance to senior management on their role in the sponsorship and governance of process activities. Governance minimizes the cost of process implementation, increases the likelihood of meeting objectives, and ensures that the implemented processes support and contribute to the success of the business.

Implementation Infrastructure (II) – The intent of Implementation and Infrastructure (II) is to ensure that the processes important to an organization are persistently and habitually used and improved. II sustains the ability to consistently achieve goals and objectives efficiently and effectively.

Organizational Training (OT) – The intent of Organizational Training (OT) is to develop the skills and knowledge of personnel so they perform their roles efficiently and effectively. OT enhances individuals’ skills and knowledge to improve organizational work performance.

CMMI DEV - Road to Appraisal!

Once you have decided on Kreative for your Assessment Preparation Needs, and reviewed our process and proven method (see Our Process), your assessment is as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Why Kreative?


As a CMMI DEV ML 3 rated organization, Kreative applies the QM Principles to our work. We have experience in using CMMI DEV ML 3 model to various types of software development lifecycles such as Agile, Kanban, and Wagile (Waterfall and Agile combination). We integrate your Quality Management, Project Management, Engineering, and Service Delivery to create a culture of Excellence. We do this by employing best practices, techniques, and technology. We diligently work with you as a teaming partner to help design and develop standard organizational processes, allowing your businesses to go beyond process standards by looking at your business goals to establish performance targets that drive REAL results!


Kreative has prepared many companies and supported hundreds of CMMI external appraisals and has worked with many Certification Bodies (Registrars). We have developed techniques and tools to integrate most of your efforts across your organization and across other CMMI models such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Services Model at all Maturity Levels 2-5, as well as ISO 9001, 20000, and 27001. We apply a level of organization that will keep your Audit on track and result in certification.
Leverage SharePoint

Kreative will work with you to set up document and database repositories to organize your business assets, providing easy access for everyone in your organization, as well as external auditors who will review these assets as part of the certification process.

Utilize Our In-House kARM (Audit Readiness) Tool

Kreative understands the substantial effort and cost associated with preparing for external certifications and assessments. Our kARM tool allows an organization to organize according to each model but also, more important leverage its assets to satisfy the various requirements. For example, both the ISO and CMMI models focus on Project Management and your organization’s Project Management assets can be linked within the tool, saving you time, effort, and cost.