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Ames' Intelligent Systems Division Passes Readiness Review For Renewal of CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating
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Ames' Intelligent Systems Division Passes Readiness Review For Renewal of CMMI Maturity Level 2 Rating

The Intelligent Systems Division (Code TI) successfully completed a Readiness Review in preparation for a May 2016 SCAMPI A appraisal. Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ratings must be renewed every three years and this appraisal will be held to renew the CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating Code TI first received in 2010 and renewed in 2013. The purpose of the Readiness Review is to examine evidence prepared for presentation at the appraisal, confirm that a qualified appraisal team is lined up and available, and ensure that logistics and other appraisal preparations are in place to ensure that the organization is ready to proceed with the appraisal. The Standard CMMI Appraisal Methodology for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) A is scheduled for May 16-27, 2016.

BACKGROUND: CMMI is a process model for software engineering originally established by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University and is similar to ISO-9001, AS-9100, and other industry process standards. NPR 7150.2 Software Engineering Requirements specify that all organizations that develop Class B software and above must have a Maturity Level 2 CMMI rating. SCAMPI 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. A Maturity Level 2 rating means that the 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) and the NASA Office of the Chief Engineer Capability Leadership Team for Software.

PARTICIPATING SOFTWARE PROJECTS: Resource Prospector (RP), Euglena and Combined Regenerative Organics Production in Space (EuCROPIS Powercell), and Generic Software Architecture for Prognostic (GSAP) Health Management

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

APPRAISAL TEAM: Shakib Ghassemieh (ARC Office of the Chief Engineer), Wei Lin (Code RE), Greg Defouw (SGT Inc., Code TI), David Hall (SGT Inc., Code TI), and Greg Orzech (SGT Inc., Code TI)

APPRAISAL PREPARATION TEAM: Bob Duffy (Code TI) and Greg Orzech, (SGT Inc., Code TI)

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

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