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Intelligent Systems Division To Hold Readiness Review For Renewal of CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating
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Intelligent Systems Division To Hold Readiness Review For Renewal of CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating

The Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI) will be holding a Readiness Review the week of March 7-11 in preparation for a renewal of the Division’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 2 (ML 2) rating in May 2016. CMMI ratings must be renewed every three years and this appraisal will be held to renew the ML 2 rating that Code TI first received in 2010 and successfully renewed in 2013. The purpose of the Readiness Review is to examine project artifacts collected for the appraisal, confirm that a qualified appraisal team is lined up, and ensure that logistics and other appraisal preparations are satisfactory. The Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI A) is scheduled for May 17-27, 2016.

BACKGROUND: A CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating means that an organization has successfully demonstrated, through a rigorous review of a sampling of selected software engineering projects, that its software engineering processes are well defined and managed, per standards originally established by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. The CMMI process improvement model is the software industry equivalent of ISO-9001, AS-9100, and other industry quality management systems process standards.

NASA’s software engineering procedural requirements, NPR 7150.2B, require all organizations that develop Class B software and above to maintain a current, unexpired CMMI rating. A SCAMPI is the SEI-defined methodology for appraising an organization’s software development processes and determining whether the level of process implementation is sufficient to award the organization a particular rating. A Maturity Level 2 rating means that an organization has satisfactorily met all 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.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: This effort is supported by the ARC Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI) with additional funding from the NASA Office of the Chief Engineer Software Capability Leadership Team

SOFTWARE PROJECTS PARTICIPATING IN THE APPRAISAL: Resource Prospector, Euglena and Combined Regenerative Organics Production in Space (EuCROPIS), and Generic Architectures for Prognostic Health Management

APPRAISAL SPONSOR: William Van Dalsem, Division Chief, Intelligent Systems Division

APPRAISAL TEAM: Greg Defouw (Code TI), Shak Ghassimieh (Ames Office of the Chief Engineer), David Hall (SGT Inc., Code TI), and Wei Lin (Code R)

APPRAISAL PREPARATION TEAM: Bob Duffy (Code TI), Greg Orzech, (SGT Inc., Code TI), Howard Cannon (Resource Prospector, Code TI), Chris Teubert (General Architectures for Prognostics Health Management, SGT Inc., Code TI), and Eddie Uribe (EuCROPIS, USRA, Code RD)

POINT OF CONTACT: Bob Duffy, robert.a.duffy@nasa.gov

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