Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CMMI losing relevance? Hardly!

The SEI's recently released "CMMI Maturity Profile" March 2011 report has mountain of excellent data regarding CMMI adoption.  Though there was a downturn in 2008 due to economic conditions, CMMI adoption has rebounded in 2009 and 2010.  Here at Broadsword, we have seen nothing but an increase in CMMI Appraisals, CMMI Training, and CMMI Consulting across both North and South America.  Some "consultants" have commented that CMMI is "losing it's relevance" because of the reduction in demand by the DOD.  But that reduction has been more than compensated (way more!) by the commercial sector, whose CMMI adoption trajectory is going straight up!

CMMI Adoption by Sector

Monday, May 2, 2011

CMMI Appraisals on the rise since 2009.

A lot has been made of the "slow-down" in CMMI Appraisals in the last two years.  According to the SEI's data, that seems to have been a result of the recession, and we're back up above 2008 levels.  This is a great indicator for the continuous improvement of software and engineering organizations.  Download the complete report at our website http://www.broadswordsolutions.com/resources.  More data to follow.