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SSQC's full range of CMMI® based programs include introductory to advanced training in software and systems engineering, along with CMMI implementation and appraisal services.

SSQC is a licensed and charter member of the SEI Partner Network and provides the following CMMI training and assessment services:

  • Introduction to CMMI® for Development (CMMI-DEV), Version 1.3 - Staged and Continuous

  • CMMI certification through a SCAMPISM A version 1.3 appraisal, including High Maturity Level 4 and Level 5 Appraisals

  • SCAMPI B and C appraisals for process improvement and pre-assessments

  • SSQC's Bill Deibler is SEI-certified to observe candidate Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) B&C Team Leaders

  • SSQC's Bill Deibler has been awarded the SCAMPI High Maturity Lead Appraiser certification from Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute

  • SSQC's action focused diagnostic mini-assessments for launching a CMMI implementation program

Download a slide deck presentation deck (PDF) that outlines SSQC's experience with the SEI's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) including: industries served, clients served, consulting and SCAMPI appraisal services, training services featuring comprehensive Process Area (PA) workshops, and SSQC’s strategic relationships with University and industry groups and professional associations.

Download a Software Process Improvement services profile (PDF) that further details our core competency in CMMI appraisals, CMMI education, and CMMI implementation.

SSQC's extensive success with the CMMI is the result of several factors:

  • The software, hardware, and systems engineering "hands-on" expertise of our consultants

  • SCAMPI Lead Appraisers who have worked in numerous industry sectors

  • Our work with Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to institutionalize the CMMI throughout industry

  • Our experience with a variety of organizations, including fast-paced commercial companies in the "Silicon Valley", to elevate the overall maturity level of their software and hardware development practices

  • Our assisting clients in driving measurable improvements as part of implementing process improvement models - and going beyond certification schemes

SSQC is confident in its ability to provide consultants who can transfer this knowledge to clients who wish to achieve not only a CMMI Level rating, but also bottom line business benefit in return for their investment in process improvement.  The following paragraphs describe in more detail our staff training, our work with the SEI, and our successes in software process improvement based on the CMMI.


Our consultants are well versed in all aspects of the CMMI.  As part of our technical staff’s continuing education, SSQC and its consulting partners provide training and workshops for all new staff in the CMMI, and CMMI appraisal methods, and CMMI Process Area (PA) subject matter.  Based upon our work with the SEI, as well as performing assessments and providing software process improvement support to numerous clients, we have been able to obtain a thorough understanding of the intent of the models, as well as the best practices of successful software development organizations – in both government-systems providers and in commercial organizations providing off-the-shelf software in a number of markets.

Our workshops and training leverage our experience in software process consulting to build a thorough understanding of the Process Areas, their interrelationships, and their practical application in a variety of research and development and systems engineering environments.  Because our courses and workshops are designed to be tailored for each organization (small and large), we are able to impart detailed insights and knowledge in how to implement the processes and procedures required by the CMMI in a way that supports the strengths of the organization.

SSQC's tutorials have been performed at 17 consecutive SEPG conferences for the Software Engineering institute (1996-2012).  SSQC has also provided tutorials since 1999 at the European SEPG conference in Amsterdam (1999-2002, 2006).

Relationship With The Software Engineering Institute

SSQC is an SEI licensed partner for SEI's Introduction to CMMI training and SCAMPI Appraisal services.

Since 1993, when SSQC received permission from the SEI to reproduce various SEI CMM 1.1 technical reports for resale to the public, SSQC has maintained a close relationship with the SEI. 

Since 1996, SSQC has offered a variety of presentations and tutorials at the annual SEI-sponsored conferences (SEPG) and symposia in both the US and Europe (ESEPG).

SSQC was also presented an award by the SEI for outstanding service on the conference committee for SEPG 97 in San Jose, California.

SSQC has presented numerous tutorials and presentations (including the development of  and transition to CMMI) at local SPINs in the Silicon Valley and has promoted a variety of SEIs offerings.

Since early 1999, SSQC tutorials, presentations, and panels have been successfully promoting the CMMI transition efforts (both staged and continuous representations ) at a variety of conferences to include ESEPG 1999-2006, SEPG 1996-2012, Quality Week 1999-2001, and PNSQC 1999-2000.

Since June 2000, SSQC has been successfully promoting the CMMI transition efforts (both staged and continuous models) in the week long CMMI series being offered by UC Santa Cruz’s software engineering program.