About CMMI® Institute

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CMMI® Institute (CMMIinstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit CMMIinstitute.com.

A Rich Heritage

CMMI Institute is a part of the ISACA family, the global non-profit association helping professionals to realize the positive potential of technology. 

The CMMI is the result of more than 20 years of ongoing work at Carnegie Mellon University by members of industry, government, and the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center. 

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The CMMI Institute Partner Network

The CMMI Institute works with a network of CMMI Institute Partners, which are organizations and individuals trained and certified to provide official courses, appraisals, and consulting services. The CMMI Institute Partner Network provides a vast, global reach to help us reach users, managers, and executives who can benefit from CMMI solutions. CMMI Institute Partners are the only source for authentic CMMI services outside the institute itself.

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Background on CMMI® - A Model for Improving Performance

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) is a world-class performance improvement model for competitive organizations that want to achieve high-performance operations. Building upon an organization’s business performance objectives, CMMI provides a set of practices for improving processes, resulting in a performance improvement system that paves the way for better operations and performance. More than any other approach, CMMI doesn’t just help you to improve your organizational processes. CMMI also has built-in practices that help you to improve the way you use any performance improvement approach, setting you up to achieve a positive return on your investment.


A Model, Not a Process

CMMI does not provide a single process. Rather, the CMMI provides guidance on what to do to improve your processes, not define your processes. CMMI is designed to compare an organization’s existing processes to proven best practices developed by members of industry, government, and academia; reveal possible areas for improvement; and provide ways to measure progress.

The result? CMMI helps you to build and manage performance improvement systems that fit your unique environment.


Satisfy Your Most Important Stakeholders

CMMI helps companies to improve operational performance by lowering the cost of development, production, and delivery. CMMI provides the guidance for you to consistently and predictably deliver the products and services that your customers want, when they want them.


CMMI is a Diverse Solution that can Work for Everyone

CMMI is not just for software development. CMMI helps software and services organizations in a variety of industries to align meaningful process improvement with business and engineering goals for cost, schedule, productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction.

CMMI offers three constellations—CMMI for Acquisition, CMMI for Development, and CMMI for Services—that help to improve specific business needs, plus the People Capability Maturity Model (People CMM) which uses process framework as a foundation to help organizations managing and developing their workforce to become an employer of choice. Across these three constellations and the People CMM, CMMI delivers measurable results for organizations of all sizes in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, health services, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications.


CMMI® Institute helps organizations discover the true value they can deliver by building capability in their people and processes. Learn More

101 Countries Organizations use CMMI to elevate performance in 101 countries.
  • Colombia
  • US
  • UK
  • Bulgaria
  • Qatar
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
11 National Governments 11 governments invest in CMMI to support economic development in their countries.
  • Chinese, Simplified
  • Chinese, Traditional
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Korean
10 Languages CMMI models have been translated into 10 languages.