The areas in which the Huntsville site achieved the level 5 ratings include the CMMI disciplines of systems, software and hardware engineering all of which were evaluated based on government and industry defined standards.
“Achieving a CMMI Level 5 is a competitive discriminator in today’s marketplace,” said Tony Jones, vice president for operations and Boeing’s site executive in Huntsville. “It not only gives our customers greater confidence in our ability to execute on our current programs, but also strengthens our site’s capability to win new business, as CMMI rankings are becoming a prerequisite for many competitive proposals.”
CMMI appraisal benchmarks the commercial and defense industries’ best practices for system and software enginnering, integrated product, process development and supplier sourcing. The Huntsville site certification was conducted by independent auditor American Systems, which included extensive review and analysis of its development, documentation, measurement systems and quality assurance tools used by the ground-based Midcourse Defense and International Space Station programs.