Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 10, 2005
Optimal Solutions and Technologies (OST) today announced that the company has been assessed at Level 3 of the Capability Maturity ModelÂ® Integration (CMMI) across its entire organization. OST achieved this milestone after a rigorous assessment by an independent, third party assessor.
The CMMI standard, developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), is an improvement on the best practices of previous CMM models. The SEI is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the US Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, PA.
Capability Maturity ModelÂ® Integration (CMMI) is an approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective process improvement. It can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. CMMI helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes. Currently, fewer than 300 organizations worldwide are assessed at CMMI Level 3 or above.
ÂAchieving CMMI Level 3 across our entire organization enables OST to push its quality standards to new levelsÂ says Vijay Narula, CEO. "With CMMI, we can more explicitly link management and delivery activities to our client's business objectives. CMMI will not only strengthen our ability to deliver technical solutions, but also allow us to better manage risk, to improve decision making, and to maintain our outstanding delivery track record.Â
OST began implementing CMM-based practices in 2002. In 2003, OST was externally assessed at Level 3 under the Software (SW)-CMM model. ÂOur CMMI Level 3 assessment represents - in the space of less than two years - a critical second external validation of OST's performance and its commitment to delivering quality solutions,Â says Ajay Madan, COO. ÂOur entire staff is proud of successfully implementing the best-in-industry processes and being recognized for continuously improving organizational processes.Â ÂWe will continue our commitment to process improvement in the years to come,Â Narula added.
Madan further adds that OST's CMMI Level 3 achievement is valued for far more than the certification. ÂIt literally transforms the way we approach our client's challenges. By coupling process discipline and innovation, OST will continue to differentiate itself from its competitors.Â Process improvement forms a cornerstone of OST's long-term growth strategy and places the firm in a position of strength when compared to its traditional competition in both the private and public sectors.
OST is a provider of information technology and management consulting solutions mainly to the aviation, defense, financial, health, insurance, transportation, and utility industries. Its client base includes numerous Fortune 1,000 companies and public sector organizations including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as state and local governments.
John J. Handrahan
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