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Ames Intelligent Systems Division Renews CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating

The Intelligent Systems Division successfully completed a SCAMPI A appraisal and renewed its CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating, first achieved in 2010. The appraisal preparation was a collaborative effort involving personnel from Code TI, Code QS, Code RD, and the Ames Office of the Chief Engineer.

BACKGROUND: CMMI is a process model for software engineering established by the Software Engineering Institute at CMU, and is similar to ISO-9001, AS-9100 and other industry process standards. NASA Procedural Requirement 7150.2 for Software Engineering requires all organizations developing Class B software and above to have a CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating. A Maturity Level 2 rating means that the organization has satisfactorily met all the specific and generic goals defined by the SEI in the areas of Project Planning, Requirements Management, Project Monitoring and Control, Configuration Management, Measurement and Analysis, Supplier Agreement Management, and Product and Process Quality Assurance. SCAMPI (Standard CMMI Appraisal Methodology for Process Improvement) is the SEI-defined methodology for appraising an organization’s software development processes and for determining whether the level of process implementation is sufficient to award the organization a particular CMMI rating.

PARTICIPATING SOFTWARE PROJECTS: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Flight Software; Cubesat Hydrometric Atmospheric Radiometer Mission (CHARM).

APPRAISAL SPONSOR: Dennis Koga, Deputy Division Chief, Intelligent Systems Division.

APPRAISAL TEAM: William Van Dalsem (ARC Office of the Chief Engineer), Wei Lin (Code R), Alex Eiser (Code TH), David Hall (Code TI, SGT Inc.).

APPRAISAL PREPARATION TEAM: Bob Duffy (Code TI), Greg Orzech (Code TI, MCT, Inc.), Sue Blumenberg (Code TI, SGT, Inc.), Tom Dayton (Code TI, UARC), Madelyn Quinol (Code TI, UARC)

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