Asseco achieves CMMI compliance. Success of the International Organizations and Uniformed Services Division
Asseco as the first Polish software producer joined the elite group of companies with business divisions, whose manufacturing processes are compliant with the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development at the third maturity level.
Asseco Poland as the first, and so far the only Polish software producer joined the elite group of companies with business divisions, whose manufacturing processes have been formally assessed as compliant with the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development at the third maturity level.
The CMMI model is the result of over 20 years of work at Carnegie Mellon University, performed jointly with experts from industry, government (specifically the U.S. Department of Defense), and Software Engineering Institute. With the support from Carnegie Mellon University, the CMMI Institute continues to improve the processes model and works for broader application of best practices and solutions in response to the emerging needs, among others, in the IT sector all over the world.
The CMMI model greatly facilitates cooperation, especially in large and multicultural organizations, which often use their own methodologies in the field of software development. CMMI provides a common language to avoid cumbersome discussions on refining the concepts of software engineering. Therefore using a CMMI-consistent standard makes it easier to interact with a number of suppliers and consortium members, and also to involve a part of the client's team into the supplier's process. For customers, a formal appraisal of compliance with CMMI-DEV at the third maturity level is an objective and formally recognized guarantee of the level of maturity represented by the supplier.
"Obtaining a formal confirmation of compliance of our processes with the prestigious CMMI-DEV model at the maturity level 3 has been our goal since 2009. We needed to take considerable organizational efforts in order to meet the standard requirements. However, we faced this challenge because having a CMMI appraisal will strengthen our competitive position and ability to participate in consortia on the international market," said Jadwiga Nowotnik, Director of the International Organizations and Uniformed Services Division, Asseco Poland S.A.
The actual assessment of compliance of management and support processes involved in software development took place during the three-week audit carried out by KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH, which is a partner of the CMMI Institute affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University. The evaluation was performed following the SCAMPI A methodology and it involved a detailed review of documentation as well as over a dozen interviews with members of the company's project teams and representatives of the International Organizations and Uniformed Services Division.
Asseco Poland S.A. is a recognized provider of IT solutions for institutions and agencies of NATO and European Union. The company has completed more than 50 projects. Asseco’s clients include: FRONTEX, European Chemicals Agency, Office for Official Publications of the European Community, as well as NATO agencies and institutions (such as JALLC center located in Monsanto, Portugal, Security Center in Mons, Belgium, and JFTC Training Centre in Bydgoszcz, Poland).
Asseco Poland S.A. is a partner in dozens of research and development projects in the area of "defense & security". The company cooperates with numerous universities in Poland. It is a member of NESSI association, which brings together European universities and companies that collaborate in setting standards, e.g. the new Java language, and in connecting Internet systems.