Infotech Enterprises Ltd., the global IT & software services company announced that they have been successfully appraised at level 5 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMi) Version 1.1. The CMMi appraisal was completed within just one year of achieving SEI CMM Level 5. The appraisal covers Infotech’s software divisions of GIS, Engineering, Embedded & IT services (e- sol, E- CAD, GSD). The CMMi assessment is yet another landmark in Infotech’s pursuit of continuous process improvement. The appraisal was completed under the SCAMPI version 1.1-appraisal method specified by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. SCAMPI incorporates the best ideas of several process-improvement appraisal methods. This is the world’s highest level of quality certification available in software and systems integration. Only 10 companies worldwide have reached this level of certification and of these only five companies were reassessed for more than one discipline. Infotech has been assessed for three disciplines – Software Engineering, System Engineering and Supplier Sourcing in the very first appraisal.
The journey of excellence at Infotech’s began with the success of ISO 9002 for its conversions services division in August 1995 followed by an ISO 9001 for its software development services in September 1999. The pursuit for excellence and continuous improvement in process being the driving force at Infotech, the company achieved ISO 9001: 2000 in July 2001 from BVQi London. With this, Infotech joined the top few companies in India to be certified with ISO 9001: 2000 standards and certainly the first company in the GIS services sector. Infotech was assessed at SEI CMM Level 4 in August 2001 and within a time span of just 8 months Infotech attained the SEI CMM Level 5 in April 2002. This certainly is an affirmation of the continued trust on Quality and signifies commitment of the highest order at Infotech. The latest level 5 of CMMi is its quest to outperform only to set new and higher standards continuously.
CMMI is being adopted worldwide, including North America, Europe, India, Australia, Asia Pacific, and the Far East. This kind of response from the software community has substantiated the SEI’s commitment to the CMMI models and SCAMPISM. The SEI continues to advocate the adoption of CMMI models as the best process improvement models available for product and service development and maintenance. These models build on and extend the best practices of the Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM®), the Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM), and the Integrated Product Development Capability Maturity Model (IPD-CMM).