CMMI Institute

About CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute offers market-driven solutions that provide insights for baselining and optimizing your key organizational capabilities, cybermaturity, and data assets to elevate your business performance.

The Global Leader

in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology.

CMMI Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology.

CMMI Institute’s promise is to inspire cultures of continuous improvement that elevate performance and create sustainable competitive advantage.

CMMI Institute offers solutions that elevate business performance and provide insights for baselining and optimizing key organizational capabilities such as product development, service excellence, enterprise data management, and cybersecurity.

For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, information technology, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have achieved sustainable business success through adopting the CMMI and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers.

We Strive to Make the World Work Better

Over 10,000 organizations in 106 countries around the world have used CMMI Institute models to improve their organization’s capabilities and performance.

  • 10,000+ Organizations
  • 106 Different Countries

Our Values

We are successful because of the way we treat our customers. And that begins with the way we treat each other.


We care deeply about people and recognize that employees, partners, and customers are our extended family who we must support and nurture.


We are unfailingly passionate about the CMMI Institute. We are dedicated to maximizing its influence and impact globally. We are committed to lifelong learning as part of our professional growth.


We operate with honesty, integrity and the highest level of professionalism in everything we do. Trust and respect is our operational foundation.


We stand behind the work we do and the contributions we make. This is the cornerstone of our success.


We thrive on being creative and innovative. We are empowered to make decisions and take measured risks at all levels of the organization.

A Rich Heritage

Department of Defense


The Department of Defense (DOD) contracted Carnegie Mellon University to develop a capability maturity model (CMM) to assess the quality and capability of their software contractors.

Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute


Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute released the first version of the Software Development capability maturity model.



The CMMI model expands into other areas such as Services, Acquisition, and People and becomes integrated, now called Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

CMMI Institute


CMU founded the CMMI Institute in order to extend the benefits of CMMI beyond software and systems engineering to any product or service company regardless of size or industry.

Data Maturity Management (DMM)


CMMI Institute introduces the Data Maturity Management (DMM) model to help companies build, improve, and measure their enterprise data management function and staff.



CMMI Institute was acquired by ISACA, the global non-profit association helping professionals to realize the positive potential of technology. Both companies share a vision for advancing organizational performance across a spectrum of functions and industries.



CMMI Institute collaborated with the US government on two healthcare initiatives to improve patient safety (MDAAP, PDDQ).



CMMI Development V2.0 launches with enhancements in four main areas: Focus on performance, Integrated with Agile and Scrum, Safety, and Security, value added appraisals, and easier to use access.

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We are passionate about working together, collaborating on ideas that bring value to our customers.

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