Compete for Big Contracts
All the Advantages of CMMI
The federal government sets aside billions of dollars for small business contracts. Many of these contracts require a CMMI Rating. Have you ever asked yourself how much it limits you not to be in the “CMMI Club”?
CMMIxs takes away the limitations. A monthly subscription to CMMIxs gets your company on the road to competing for lucrative, multi-year contracts from large buyers like the federal government. These buyers use CMMI Ratings as a tool to differentiate among the most qualified suppliers. It works because CMMI provides a model for how great product and service companies perform.
For small IT and engineering shops under 25 people that want all the advantages of CMMI Ratings, CMMIxs is the easiest, most flexible and affordable way to unblock yourself and grow to be the company want to have.
CMMIxs from Broadsword Solutions: What Is in It for You?
- Fewer defects
- Fewer mistakes during deployment (like the wrong code going into production)
- Software that more likely meets your needs
- A smaller support/maintenance organization
- Projects being on time more often
- Projects being on budget more often
- The ability to manage multiple releases at the same time easily
- The ability to revert back to any release when needed
- The ability to re-use code for future projects (saving up to 50% of effort)
- The ability to reuse architecture designs in the future (again saving up to 50%)
- The ability to use resources across a wider array of projects, making more people available
- The ability to more quickly deliver projects (more Agile!)
What Are CMMI Maturity Levels for the Small Business?
CMMI Maturity Levels, for the small business, can be confusing. The term refers to the four CMMI Maturity Levels, of which your small business will be rated as ML2 or 3, after successfully completing a CMMI appraisal (also known as a SCAMPI A appraisal). A description of the 4 Levels:
Maturity Level 2 – ML2 is the rating achieved by a company that has very much of a project focus. An ML2 company lets each project figure out exactly how they are going to get the work done. A Level 2 company uses what is called a “managed” process.
Maturity Level 3 – ML3 is the rating for organizations that have transformed themselves and put some standard behaviors in place. A Level 3 company uses a “defined” process.
Maturity Levels 4 and 5 – ML4 and ML5 are a little less common, especially here in the US. They focus primarily the use of statistical technique, statistical process control (or other “Six Sigma” techniques). A Level 4 company is a “quantitatively managed” organization, and a Level 5 company is an “optimizing” company.