Information Concepts Receives CMMI Level 2 Certification

Information Concepts, Inc. has been awarded Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2 certification from Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). This awards validates Information Concepts ongoing commitment to providing high quality services to customers. CMMI certification is considered the gold standard in the IT industry, as CMMI certification requires a mature and effective approach to software development.

“For almost 30 years, Information Concepts has been delivering custom solutions to its customers, many on a fixed price basis. Going through the CMMI Process has validated our methodologies for Project Management, Software Development, and Quality Control,” said Wayne Beekman, co-founder of Information Concepts.

CMMI is a process improvement approach that helps organizations ensure consistently high quality outcomes. In the appraisal process, Information Concepts thoroughly reviewed its Software Development life cycle against the standards set by the SEI.

Cary Toor, co-founder said, “Information Concepts’ ability to obtain CMMI certification without significant changes to our approach validates our methodology and culture as well as our commitment to our processes.”

The SEI granted Information Concepts its CMMI Level 2 certification after auditing Information Concepts’ processes and methodology. Information Concepts’ process matched closely with SEI’s Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement, or “SCAMPI”. SCAMPI is a very rigorous, strict appraisal method that compares an organization’s processes against a collection of best practices to confirm that they meet SEI’s requirements.

The SEI is a research and development center that is federally sponsored by the United States Department of Defense, and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. SEI conducts CMMI appraisals for organizations seeking to confirm and improve their processes. These appraisals assist buyers in selecting reliable and low-risk suppliers of software services and products.

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