n the US, less than five percent of software organizations are rated CMMI Level 4 or higher. CMMI is a rigorous way to assess and describe an organization’s software development process, compare it against industry standards and help the organization refine and improve that process. In recent years, it has gained greater attention as a means to ensure software quality.
“The attainment of CMMI Level 4 is a major achievement for Gtech’s global software organization,” said W. Bruce Turner, Gtech President & CEO and Lottomatica S.p.A. CEO. “As well as being a first for Gtech, it should be noted that less than 320 companies worldwide can claim this achievement. In an industry where organizational process capability, increasingly measured in terms of CMMI, is becoming a common prerequisite when bidding for contracts, this achievement provides the firm with a significant competitive advantage.”
CMMI Level 4 compliant processes are currently being utilized across Gtech’s global Software Engineering organization, spanning six continents. Significant sustainable benefits have been realized, such as increased productivity and software quality, leading to reduced time to market and enhanced customer satisfaction.
The SEI ratings are comprised of five maturity levels and are an indication of an organization’s commitment to providing an organized and managed approach to software development. Gtech’s CMMI Level 4 maturity was confirmed through an independent assessment led by the Systems and Software Consortium (SSCI), a nonprofit organization of industry, government and academia focused on helping its members advance the business performance of their systems and software engineering practices.
Established in 1986 at Carnegie Mellon University, the SEI Capability Maturity Model assists many government agencies and private sector organizations in selecting reliable and high quality suppliers of software products and services.