GMV renews the maximum CMMI Maturity Level
GMV has renewed level-5 appraisal of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) model. CMMI® is the world’s most widely used performance-improvement model. It is owned by the CMMI Institute and has become the world’s most prestigious model to ensure the best information-system development and management practices. Renewal of the maximum CMMI maturity level represents recognition of GMV’s ongoing quest of quality as the driver of excellence and sustainability.
In the renewals of 2010, 2013 and 2016 the appraisal included the quality management system of GMV Aerospace and Defence, the US space company, and its extension to GMV’s space, defense and security activities in Portugal and Poland. On this occasion the appraisal also took in the quality management system of GMV Sistemas, including all GMV’s activities in the intelligent transportation systems and automotive sector, as well as the Romanian subsidiary.
This new milestone has made GMV the first European firm to renew level-5 appraisal under the Development 2.0 version of the new CMMI model, which was launched in mid-2018 and reflects the changing business needs of today.
CMMI level 5 appraisal brings with it a series of benefits, both for GMV itself and its clients. The development processes are brought more closely into line with objectives, business strategy and client needs; project results are more predictable; and project performance improves in terms of effort, cost, scheduling and technical aspects. It also boosts error-detection efficacy during the development process and consequently cuts down the number of defects in products delivered to clients.
In an intrinsically complex and demanding sector like technology the value of CMMI level 5 appraisal really comes into its own, especially when we consider that the scope of GMV’s CMMI level 5 appraisal takes in the whole life cycle of the system, from the definition of requirements right up to its acceptance by the client.