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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.


An Increase in Productivity of 61%

Company resources and time are saved by ensuring processes are effective and efficient.2

A 14% Increase in Customer Satisfaction

Improved customer satisfaction guarantees your company is not only meeting, but also exceeding, customer expectations.2

Reduce Rework

Lower costs by 35 – 50% through improved planning, scheduling, and budgeting processes.

Improved Quality with Lean Practices

Improve product development quality and consistency to reduce defects.

Improve Collaboration and Communication

Company communications become more effective and efficient.

Gain Organizational Agility

With over 70% of CMMI appraised organizations using agile, companies are consistently leveraging revenue-enhancing and cost-cutting opportunities to deliver products and services quickly, effectively, and consistently.1


1. “CMMI® Institute Publishes A Guide to Scrum and CMMI: Improving Agile Performance with CMMI,” CMMI Institute, January 4, 2017, accessed August 2, 2019, https://cmmiinstitute.com/cmmi-and-agile.

2. Gibson, Diane L., Dennis R. Goldenson, and Keith Kost. “Performance Results of CMMI® -Based Process Improvement.” August 2006, 5. Accessed August 2, 2019. https://apps.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA454687.

What are the requirements for CMMI DEV 1.3 model?

Casual Analysis and Resolution (CAR) – The purpose of Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) is to identify causes of selected outcomes and take action to improve process performance.

Configuration Management (CM) – The purpose of Configuration Management (CM) is to establish and maintain the integrity of work products using configuration identification, configuration control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits.

Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) – The purpose of Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) is to analyze possible decisions using a formal evaluation process that evaluates identified alternatives against established criteria.

Integrated Project Management (IPM) – The purpose of Integrated Project Management (IPM) is to establish and manage the project and the involvement of relevant stakeholders according to an integrated and defined process that is tailored from the organization’s set of standard processes.

Measurement and Analysis (MA) – The purpose of Measurement and Analysis (MA) is to develop and sustain a measurable capability used to support management information needs.

Organizational Process Definition (OPD) – The purpose of Organizational Process Definition (OPD) is to establish and maintain a usable set of organizational process assets, work environment standards, and rules and guidelines for teams. 

Organizational Process Focus (OPF) – The purpose of Organizational Process Focus (OPF) is to plan, implement, and deploy organizational process improvements based on a thorough understanding of current strengths and weaknesses of the organization’s processes and process assets.

Organizational Performance Management (OPM) – The purpose of Organizational Performance Management (OPM) is to proactively manage the organization’s performance to meet its business objectives.

Organizational Process Performance (OPP) – The purpose of Organizational Process Performance (OPP) is to establish and maintain a quantitative understanding of the performance of selected processes in the organization’s set of standard processes in support of achieving quality and process performance objectives, and to provide process performance data, baselines, and models to quantitatively manage the organization’s projects.

Organizational Training (OT) – The purpose of Organizational Training (OT) is to develop people’s skills and knowledge so they can perform their roles effectively and efficiently.

Product Integration (PI) – The purpose of Product Integration (PI) is to assemble the product from the product components, ensure that the product is integrated, behaves properly (i.e. possesses the required functionality and quality attributes), and delivers the product.

Project Monitoring and Control (PMC) – The purpose of Project Monitoring and Control (PMC) is to provide an understanding of the project’s progress so that appropriate corrective actions can be taken when the project’s performance deviates significantly from the plan.

Project Planning (PP) – The purpose of Project Planning (PP) is to establish and maintain plans that define project activities.

Process and Product Quality Assurance (PPQA) – The purpose of (PPQA) is to provide staff and management with objective insight into processes and associated work products.

Quantitative Project Management (QPM) – The purpose of Quantitative Project Management (QPM) is to quantitatively manage the project to achieve the project’s established quality and process performance objectives.

Requirements Development (RD) – The purpose of Requirements Development (RD) is to elicit, analyze, and establish customer, product, and product component requirements.

Requirements Management (REQM) – The purpose of Requirements Management (REQM) is to manage requirements of the project’s products and product components and to ensure alignment between those requirements and the project’s plans and work products.

Risk Management (RSKM) – The purpose of Risk Management (RSKM) is to identify potential problems before they occur so that risk handling activities can be planned and invoked as needed across the life of the product or project to mitigate adverse impacts on achieving objectives.

Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) – The purpose of Supplier Agreement Management (SAM) is to manage the acquisition of products and services from suppliers.

Technical Solution (TS) – The purpose of Technical Solution (TS) is to select, design, and implement solutions to requirements. Solutions, designs, and implementations encompass products, product components, and product related lifecycle processes either singly or in combination as appropriate.

Validation (VAL) – The purpose of Validation (VAL) is to demonstrate that a product or product component fulfills its intended use when placed in its intended environment.

Verification (VER) – The purpose of Verification (VER) is to ensure that selected work products meet their specified requirements.

Did you know that V 1.3 model is sunsetting in September 2020?

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.

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Leverage SharePoint

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

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Utilize Our In-House kARM (Audit Readiness Manager) 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.

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