What is CMMI® High Maturity

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements for effective process improvement. It can be used to guide process improvement across project, function, division, or entire organization.


“The processes and tools used at Maturity Levels 4 and 5 are known as High Maturity Practices”

Why Should Your Organization Implement HM?

At CMMI maturity level 4, organisation and project objectives for quality and process performance are expressed quantitatively. At CMMI maturity level 5 organisations are able to react in a disciplined manner to change. So through a high maturity life the organizations could be able to understand the past, control the present and predict the future in a better way.

Thus the key benefits that an organization derives from implementing HM are:

  • Clearly defined Business Objectives and a better visibility of Key performance indicators
  • Processes are optimized and aligned with the Business objectives of the organization
  • A culture of continuous improvement is institutionalized in the organization .
  • Statistical tools and techniques are used to measure variances in process performance and to minimize them.


QAI’s High Maturity Implementation approach is a multi-faceted approach that combines proven tech-niques and practical approach. This ensures that the implementation is a reflection of need of the organi-zation and also enables the meeting of the requirements of the chosen best practices framework.

We believe that “Success in HM requires the alignment of business & HM practices

QAI’s High Maturity Implementation approach combines rigorous statistical techniques with advanced project management principles to develop a proactive system for managing projects and implementing change in the organization.

To enable an organization meeting this challenge QAI has a structured process improvement methodology supported with advisory and implementation supporting support along with a comprehensive suite of specific High Maturity trainings.

QAI’s High Maturity Engagement Model


Critical Enablers


On site implementation support by QAI In-house consultant (QPO Services)

QAI provides SME / Consultants to be deputed at the client site on a full-time basis in order to provide hands-on execution and implementation support to the organization in formalizing the processes and helping in implementation on a long term hand-holding and for enabling knowledge and skill transfer. These services/ engagement duration typically range between 2 months to 1 year and even more, as per Organization needs and requirements.

QAI provides such full-time on-site quality and process consultants for High Maturity Assignments at Clients place to help with the intricate needs of high maturity PAs. Some indicative examples of scope of work and deliverables of such High Maturity support interventions for the consultant are as follows:

  • Study and Understand business objectives and current high maturity practices
  • Assess the current measurement system
  • Creation of Process Performance Models
  • Enhancement of Process Performance Baselines
  • Creation of Process Performance Models aligned with the requirements of CMMI 1.3 High Maturity and the business context and goals of the Organizations
  • Enhancement of the Process Performance Baselines
  • Exhibit usage of Models for CAR and OID
  • Enhance lifecycles of OID/CAR to satisfy high maturity expectations.
  • Exhibit usage of statistical test required for CAR and OID
  • Train Process Management group on usage and recalibration of models
  • Re-vamp M&A and Metrics program of the Organization to meet adequacy and sustenance of HM practices and requirements
  • Facilitate pilot implementations for the initial stages

HM Sustenance Measures(Post Journey)

  • Advisory Consultancy for Select PA specific Capability Enhancement and En