Capability Maturity Model Integration

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The Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) was created by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) as a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes. It can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. [1]

The CMMI helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes.

The CMMI supersedes the Capability Maturity Model (CMM), its predecessor, and organizations using the CMM are encourages to upgrade to the CMMI. [2]


  1. Capability Maturity Model Integration at the SEI website.
  2. Capability Maturity Model Now-defunct predecessor to the CMMI.