CMMI Models

CMMI® models are business process modeling frameworks that help organizations build capability to achieve performance excellence.

CMMI Models

CMMI® models help your organization build capability to achieve performance excellence. They provide guidance for improving organization processes for managing the development, acquisition, maintenance, and delivery of products and services. The three base models (development, services, and acquisition) share a common core of sixteen Process Areas. Other complementary models are also available. Please call us to discuss which model(s) best map to your organization's processes.

Version 1.1 of the CMMI®was released in December 2001. Version 1.2 was released in August 2006, along with upgraded training and a corresponding Version 1.2 of the SCAMPI℠ method. The model framework and structure were further revised to incorporate three constellations based on particular areas of interest: product development, acquisition, and services. Version 1.3 of the models, appraisal, and training suite of materials was released in November, 2010. SCAMPI℠ V1.3 was released in March, 2011.

CMMI® for Development (CMMI-DEV)

CMMI-DEV consists of best practices that address development and maintenance activities that cover the product life cycle from conception through delivery and maintenance. To get a copy of the model go here.

Security Addition to the CMMI for Development

Security by Design with CMMI for Development, Version 1.3 is an application guide for improving processes that lead to secure products. The Security by Design application guide consists of four additional process areas to CMMI-DEV providing an explicit and focused basis for improving or appraising an organization’s capabilities for developing products with an adequate security level. For a copy of the guide go here.

CMMI® for Services (CMMI-SVC)

CMMI-SVC consists of best practices that cover the activities required to manage, establish, and deliver quality services to customers and end users. To get a copy of the model go here.

CMMI® for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ)

CMMI-ACQ provides guidance to acquisition organizations for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services that meet the needs of the customer. To get a copy lof the model go here.

Software CMM®

The SW-CMM® judges the maturity of the software processes of an organization. While the Software CMM® is no longer supported, MDM can offer consulting support for organizations desiring to continue to use it as their model of choice. To get a copy of the model go here.

People CMM®

The People CMM®, based on the best current practices in fields such as human resources, knowledge management, and organizational development, guides organizations in improving their processes for managing and developing their work forces. To get a copy of the model go here.

Data Management Maturity℠

The Data Management Maturity Model helps organizations become more proficient in managing critical data assets to improve operations, enable analytics, and gain competitive advantage. To learn how to purchase a copy of the model go here.


CMMI V2.0 is currently under development by a number of industry working groups coordinated by the CMMI Institute. The model is planned to deliver best in-class solutions to elevate and benchmark organizational performance with demonstrated results. The model will:

  • Include performance management

  • Provide more frequent performance measures

  • Deliver confidence for buyers (benchmarking)

  • Make the CMMI easier to adopt/use

  • Ensure value-added adoption and reduce total cost of ownership

  • Provide guidance and tools on how to improve

  • Provide flexibility/tailorability (right size)

V2.0 will incorporate Practices from the three current constellations (DEV, ACQ and SVC plus the People CMM). It will also have Practices relating to safety and security concerns. The appraisal method and training will be revised to reflect the new model.

The Development portion of CMMI V2.0 is planned to be released in March of 2018. Additional parts of the model will be released later in 2018.

Appraisals against V2.0 will begin in 2019. The current version, V 1.3, is planned to be sunsetted around 18 months after the official release of V2.0. V1.3 appraisals will not be accepted after March 2020.

You may request a draft copy of V2.0 DEV by emailing

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