Satnews Daily
November 14th, 2010

GMV...Leveling Up (SATCOM)

[SatNews] GMV has been recognized by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University as a Level 5 organization in Capability and Maturity Model Integration (CMMI ML 5).

“Receiving SEI’s highest level of achievement for software quality processes underscores GMV’s unique ability to provide first-rate solutions for our clients around the world,” said Theresa Beech, president of GMV Space Systems. “This internationally recognized stamp of approval further differentiates GMV as the preferred satellite ground systems provider in the world. Private and government clients are looking to work with companies that demonstrate this high level of quality assurance.” GMV previously held a Level 3 designation. The new Level 5 appraisal applies to all of GMV’s aerospace and defense areas, including GMV Space Systems.

CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately enhance their performance. CMMI can be used to guide improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. It helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set procedure improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality methods, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes, according to the SEI website.