Infosys Technologies becomes first company to achieve CMMISM Level 5 for offshore and onsite operations
Bangalore, June 27, 2002: Infosys Technologies (NASADQ: INFY) has become the first Indian software company to be assessed at CMM Integrated (CMMISM) Level 5, for its offshore and onsite operations. This is the first time that an offshore software company has included the onsite operations of a project as part of the assessment. Infosys' Development Centre in Chennai went through a rigorous assessment and was assessed at
CMMISM Level 5, a feat achieved by less than 5 companies worldwide.
CMMI SM is a new model released by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), USA, and is an enhanced version of the Capability Maturity Model that integrates various other frameworks created by SEI. CMMISM enables not only the strengthening of software engineering processes, but also risk management and structured decision - making. It also facilitates the effective integration of people capability maturity aspects with the software engineering discipline.
Infosys has been a pioneer in implementing the practices of the CMMISM model at various offsite and onsite centers. Infosys' development centre in Chennai has been using the CMMISM based processes since October 2001 and providing measurable business benefits to the organization.
"We are proud to be the first Indian company to be assessed for our offshore as well as onsite processes," said Satyendra Kumar, Head - Quality, Infosys Technologies Ltd. "We believe that this model is helping us systematize our onsite operations as well as manage risk quantitatively, enabling us to enhance our global competitiveness."
"The appraisal team, which used one of the most rigorous methods of assessment, looked at 24 process areas as applied to all aspects of work, including onsite teams and customer relationships. The organization is clearly customer - focused, with an uncompromising attitude towards quality and on - time delivery, which was evident throughout the appraisal process. Infosys is to be congratulated on achieving CMMI
SM Level 5 in this appraisal." says Ed Weller from Software Technology Transition, USA, who was the lead appraiser for the assessment.
SM CMMI, and CMM Integration are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University