Join hundreds of global business leaders dedicated to performance and capability improvement from an array of backgrounds, countries, and experiences. You’ll experience a series of workshops, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on delivering actionable insights on what it means to be a capable, mature organization. Get the best ROI on your education investment at this premier conference.

Why Attend Capability Counts 2018?

  • Connect with global business leaders dedicated to achieving a competitive edge by streamlining their capabilities
  • Take away ready-to-use resources and tools from industry experts to share with your organization
  • Share best practices and business challenges with your peers during networking opportunities

Capability Counts 2017 Highlights



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Capability Counts 2018 Conference Venue

Hyatt Regency Reston

1800 Presidents Street

Reston, VA 20190, US


A block of discounted rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $219 per night, plus all applicable taxes. This rate is available through 9 April 2018 or until the room block is full.

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*If you need additional assistance regarding your reservation, please call 888-421-1442


Hotel And Travel Information

The Reston hotel is just minutes from Washginton Dulles International Airport (IAD), and within an hour of Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).

Complimentary Shuttle Service To/From Dulles Airport

The Hyatt offers a complimentary shuttle that arrives at Dulles Airport at the top of each hour between 6am-10pm Monday through Friday and 7am-10pm on Saturday & Sunday. The pick-up and drop-off point will be at curbs 2A and 2H, adjacent to the lower level baggage claim level. Return shuttle transportation from the hotel departs on the :45 beginning at 5:45am Monday-Friday and 6:45am Saturday & Sunday.

Capability Counts 2018 Call For Participation is now open!

Capability Counts 2018 brings global business leaders together to share best practices in achieving a competitive edge through streamlined capabilities. 2017 introduced two Industry Sector tracks to the conference format - Capability Counts 2018 will delivery even more industry-specific tracks as a focus of the event program.

Upon submission, you will need to select at least one choice from options in two submission form fields:

  • Industry
  • Focus
    • Appraisals
    • Approach/Methodology
    • CMMI Adoption
    • Data Management
    • Improvement ROI
    • Quality

Please submit your presentation to the choice most closely associated with the industry or business sector in which your process or performance improvement story took place. For helpful tips regarding industry identification, as well as to learn more about available presentation focus areas and presenter requirements review and download the Submission Guidelines document.

Deadline for submission: 30 September 2017

Selection Process

    • All presentations submitted to the Call for Participation will be reviewed by CMMI Institute staff as well as the program committee members.
    • Submissions will be reviewed following the submission deadline 30 September 2017.
    • You will hear by the end of December if you have been accepted to present.  
    • Selected presenters will receive further detailed instructions upon their acceptance.
    • Selected presenters must consent to the Presenter Terms and Conditions* upon acceptance.

Presentation Details
If your presentation is selected you will:

    • Present for 30 minutes, followed by some time for questions and answers with attendees.
    • Create a PowerPoint slide deck one month prior to the event (template will be provided to presenters which they will be required to use).
    • All speakers will be provided a special presenter rate for registration and are responsible for their own travel expenses.
    • All speakers will be provided with the schedule for their presentation one month prior to the event.


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*Presenter Terms and Conditions:

  • By accepting the invitation to present, presenters agree to complete their event registration including submission of a conference registration fee of $1,299 by the stated deadline of 5 January 2018 at 11:59 PM eastern. Failure to complete your registration or make payment by the specified due date on an invoice may result in removal from the program.
  • By accepting the invitation to present, presenters grant the CMMI Institute permission to reproduce and distribute materials in online conference proceedings.
  • By accepting the invitation to present, presenters grant the CMMI Institute permission to edit their abstracts to ensure consistency in our printed program and promotional materials.
  • By accepting the invitation to present, presenters grant the CMMI Institute permission or anyone acting on their behalf permission to photograph, film, or otherwise record and use their name, likeness, image, voice and comments and to publish, reproduce, exhibit, distribute, broadcast, edit, or digitize the resulting images and materials in publications, advertising materials, or in any other form, and for any purpose worldwide without compensation. 
  • If you do not meet an established deadline, you will be removed from the program and replaced by another presenter.

2018 Program Coming Soon!

Download the Capability Counts 2017 Presentations

Keynote & Featured Presentations:

Tuesday, 16 May 2017:

    • Keynote Address: In Space, Capability Still Counts! by Greg Williams, NASA (Presentation unavailable at this time. Awaiting permission for public release.)

Wednesday, 17 May 2017:

Features the benefits of implementing CMMI within your organization and case studies from organizations who have delivered successful products and services.

Features success stories of organizations leveraging their capability, outpacing the competition, and demonstrating best practices.

Features presentations from experienced professionals who will share their knowledge and help you and your organization plan and conduct high-value appraisals.

Features presentations on CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience in the healthcare sector.

Features presentations on CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience in the government sector.

Features presentations that enable CMMI adopters to integrate their CMMI adoption and implementation with other models, standards, bodies of knowledge, and methods.

Features presentations on topics that would appeal to professionals who are pursuing careers within specific disciplines. Learn first-hand from experienced professionals in your field of work.

Capability Challenge 2018 Details Coming Soon!

Capability Challenge 2017 Re-Cap

The Capability Counts Conference featured the 2nd annual Capability Challenge, a webinar-based competition that showcased business success stories.

Congratulations to our 2017 Capability Challenge Champion, Prem Ranganath from QuintilesIMS! Prem’s business story highlighted a dramatic transformation in his organization’s capability by integrating cultural, technological, and process improvements. Here's what Prem had to say about winning the 2017 Capability Challenge:

The 2018 Capability Challenge submissions will open soon.



Capability Counts 2018 Sponsorship Package Coming Soon!

Thank you to our Capability Counts 2017 Sponsors:








2018 Partner Workshop

Join us for this one-day event 30 April 2018!

All currently certified appraisers and instructors, and official Partner Business Points of Contact are invited to attend the Annual CMMI Institute Partner Workshop.

The workshop will kick off with a Partner Reception on Sunday 29 April 2018 at 7pm followed by a one-day Partner Workshop Monday 30 April 2018.


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