Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Celebrates 100,000th Student Trained in Introduction to CMMI

May 14, 2009

PITTSBURGH, May 14 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced that Peta-Lee Wainer of Dariel Solutions in South Africa became the 100,000th individual trained in the Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI. Wainer received her training from SEI Partners Barry Dwolatzky and Lance Stewart of the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in South Africa.

“This is truly a significant milestone for the SEI, CMMI, and the process improvement community,” said William Peterson, director of the Software Engineering Process Management program. “It reinforces the longevity and recognition of CMMI as the de facto standard in performance improvement and process management. We are happy to recognize Ms. Wainer, Professor Dwolatzky and Mr. Stewart in this achievement.”

CMMI has been adopted by organizations in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Central America, and Africa. The SEI and its SEI Partner Network have worked with industrial and government organizations on the development, implementation, and adoption of CMMI into their work environments.

Wainer underscored the importance of CMMI by stating CMMI “is at the forefront of process improvement because it provides organizations like Dariel Solutions, with the latest best practices for product and service development.

“Dariel Solutions has embraced CMMI because we are committed to developing and delivering products of the highest quality,” Wainer said. “It enables us to link our management and engineering activities to business objectives, while ensuring that our products and services meet our customer expectations. I took Introduction to CMMI because of the reputation the SEI has in the global community.”

Dwolatzky says he is honored to be the SEI Partner to help achieve this milestone of 100,000 trained. “JCSE, based at the University of the Witwatersrand, was established in 2005 to promote the best practices of software engineering, to develop the highest level of skill, and to engage in innovation and research in South Africa. The SEI’s leadership in CMMI and its commitment to quality and process is highly regarded in the South African communities, as well as other countries worldwide,” said Dwolatzky.

CMMI is a performance improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes. It can be used to guide process improvement across a project, division, or entire organization. Along with its flagship model CMMI for Development and the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI(SM)), the SEI has expanded the product suite to include CMMI for Acquisition and most recently CMMI for Services.

For more information about the SEI and CMMI visit www.sei.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI Web site at www.sei.cmu.edu.

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