Millennium Achieves CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3
[August 2016, Melbourne, FL] - Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (Millennium)’s Product Development Programs announce that they have been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV). This CMMI appraisal provides an independent and objective decision on whether or not the company is following certain trusted standards. This demonstrates that Millennium has a set of standard processes which are established and continue to improve over time.
Millennium achieved CMMI Maturity Level 2 in 2010; in order to reach CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3, Millennium further enhanced and optimized its processes and procedures using a ten person internal team to meet the CMMI Institute’s standards for Level 3. A critical difference between Maturity Levels 2 and 3 is the scope of standards, process descriptions, and procedures. At Level 2, these aspects may be quite different in each specific instance of the process. However, at Level 3, these aspects are tailored from the organization’s standard processes to suit a particular project or organizational unit and therefore are more consistent. Tina Leighty, Corporate Quality Manager, "We are thrilled for this noteworthy achievement. All the employees involved in process improvement, from top management to junior developers, worked as a team to ensure the successful completion of the 2016 Appraisal."
After going through the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) A, Layman and Layman verified Millennium is operating at a CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3. This achievement ensures Millennium’s processes are rigorously defined and managed to provide quality and consistent work products to all customers, including new customers, requiring the CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3 qualification. "Our outstanding Product Development and Model Based Software Development teams continue to solve the most complex critical software tasks for our government customers and we continue to work with the launch vehicle community to ease their burden to meet public safety responsibilities," said Patrick Murphy, Millennium CEO.
Millennium intends to enhance its capabilities and pursue CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3 specific opportunities including developing human-rated software for NASA. This achievement demonstrates Millennium’s commitment to providing the highest quality services and deliverables to its customers. Beth Layman, CMMI Certified Lead Appraiser, "Millennium has made great strides in standardizing and improving their Product Development processes over the last two+ years. During their appraisal, the staff enthusiastically described how they are seeing the benefits of a more disciplined, rigorous approach. In my opinion, Millennium is now poised to take on larger, more complex work with solid approaches in place for proactive project management and high-quality product development."