CMMI Models

CMMI® models are business process modeling frameworks that help organizations build capability to achieve performance excellence.

CMMI Models

CMMI® models help your organization build capability to achieve performance excellence. They provide guidance for improving organization processes for managing the development, acquisition, maintenance, and delivery of products and services. The three base models (development, services, and acquisition) share a common core of sixteen Process Areas. Other complementary models are also available. Please call us to discuss which model(s) best map to your organization's processes.

Version 1.1 of the CMMI®was released in December 2001. Version 1.2 was released in August 2006, along with upgraded training and a corresponding Version 1.2 of the SCAMPI℠ method. The model framework and structure were further revised to incorporate three constellations based on particular areas of interest: product development, acquisition, and services. Version 1.3 of the models, appraisal, and training suite of materials was released in November, 2010. SCAMPI℠ V1.3 was released in March, 2011.


CMMI V2.0 will deliver best in-class solutions to elevate and benchmark organizational performance with demonstrated results. The model incorporates Practices from the three current constellations (DEV, ACQ and SVC) plus the People CMM. It:

  • Includes performance management

  • Provides more frequent performance measures

  • Delivers confidence for buyers (benchmarking)

  • Makes the CMMI easier to adopt/use

  • Ensures value-added adoption and reduce total cost of ownership

  • Provides guidance and tools on how to improve

  • Provides flexibility/tailorability (right size)

CMMI Development V2.0 was released in March 2018. Model views for Services and Supplier Management will be released in December 2018.

The appraisal method and training will be revised to reflect the new model. Appraisals for CMMI Development V2.0 will begin in 2019. Appraisals for CMMI Services 2.0 and CMMI Supplier Management V2.0 may be conducted starting in September 2019. V1.3 appraisals will not be accepted after September 2020.

CMMI® for Development (CMMI-DEV)

CMMI-DEV consists of best practices that address development and maintenance activities that cover the product life cycle from conception through delivery and maintenance. To get a copy of the model go here.

Security Addition to the CMMI for Development

Security by Design with CMMI for Development, Version 1.3 is an application guide for improving processes that lead to secure products. The Security by Design application guide consists of four additional process areas to CMMI-DEV providing an explicit and focused basis for improving or appraising an organization’s capabilities for developing products with an adequate security level. For a copy of the guide go here.

CMMI® for Services (CMMI-SVC)

CMMI-SVC consists of best practices that cover the activities required to manage, establish, and deliver quality services to customers and end users. To get a copy of the model go here.

CMMI® for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ)

CMMI-ACQ provides guidance to acquisition organizations for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services that meet the needs of the customer. To get a copy lof the model go here.

Software CMM®

The SW-CMM® judges the maturity of the software processes of an organization. While the Software CMM® is no longer supported, MDM can offer consulting support for organizations desiring to continue to use it as their model of choice.

People CMM®

The People CMM®, based on the best current practices in fields such as human resources, knowledge management, and organizational development, guides organizations in improving their processes for managing and developing their work forces. To get a copy of the model go here.

Data Management Maturity℠

The Data Management Maturity Model helps organizations become more proficient in managing critical data assets to improve operations, enable analytics, and gain competitive advantage. To learn how to purchase a copy of the model go here.

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