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CMMI® and Agile 

Organizations are increasingly seeking guidance from the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) to both strengthen and scale their implementation of Agile approaches.  

CMMI is being used increasingly around the world to build scalable, resilient, high performance organizations that are empowered to deliver on the promises of Agile approaches.

According to McKinsey & Co, truly Agile organizations must build dynamic capability on a stable backbone of process, governance, and organizational structure. Organizations are embracing the combination of CMMI and Agile approaches to achieve this seemingly paradoxical combination that creates true organizational agility. The discipline, organizational learning, and consistency provided by the adoption of CMMI supports organizations in making their Agile approaches even stronger and more effective.

CMMI tagged with Agile enabled us to achieve delivery excellence, returning higher ROI for customers. Our business propulsion was a direct by-product of that delivery excellence.

Prakash Chembai, Managing Director and General Manager, Perficient Chennai

In the last decade, the percentage of CMMI appraised organizations using Agile has grown to 80%.

  • 28%

    of organizations appraised in 2009 used Agile

  • 80%

    of organizations appraised in 2018 used Agile


Key Benefits of CMMI V2.0 for Agile

  1. CMMI V2.0 strengthens Agile with Scrum project processes through direct guidance included in the core Practice Areas.
  2. CMMI V2.0 improves agile deployment by scaling agile adoption across the enterprise. 
  3. CMMI V2.0 for Agile helps users to maintain a constant pace indefinitely with Agile methods, techniques, and an entire Capability Area around best practices for managing and maintaining progress.
When an organization's distinctive capabilities are clearly defined, everything and everyone within the organization begins to positively reinforce each other.

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