Wind River achieves CMMI Level 3 appraisal for automotive expertise and services

Wind River, a global developer of software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for its worldwide Automotive Solutions & Professional Services.

Wind River completed a CMMI SCAMPI ‘A’ appraisal and achieved a CMMI Capability Level 3 in 18 process areas, resulting in a CMMI Maturity Level 3. This appraisal further builds on Wind River’s past CMMI Level 3 achievements; the first of which was attained in 2006. This rating is highly valued by a wide range of industries, including the Automotive, Aerospace and Defense markets and other segments where design, development and certification processes are of paramount importance.

CMMI is a capability improvement approach that provides organisations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

“Increasing software complexity and shorter development timelines are creating new competitive pressures for companies,” said Amit Ronen, senior vice president of professional services at Wind River. “Our CMMI Level 3 appraisal further reinforces Wind River’s commitment to delivering services and support; and demonstrates that our teams are implementing proven processes and industry expertise to help customers meet evolving market demands and mitigate themselves against development risks.”

“As software continues to become a more critical component in today’s connected vehicles, companies will need to achieve greater levels of software maturity in order to address the increasing complexity, accelerated time-to-market and safety-related demands of next generation automotive software,” said Michael Krutz, senior vice president of automotive solutions at Wind River. “The Wind River Automotive practice has maintained these high levels of software and process maturity for many years and understands the evolving needs of this industry.”

Wind River’s global automotive solutions organisation spans five continents and employs a vast assemblage of automotive focused engineers and technologists. The group includes dedicated software development, system integration, and applications teams, as well as program management office team dedicated to developing best practices for rapid development and deployment of high quality automotive software solutions.

For more than 30 years, Wind River has offered among the industry’s most comprehensive embedded software portfolios as well as development and education services designed to help customers attain a competitive advantage. As a CMMI Level 3–rated organisation, Wind River Professional Services can help companies bring safe, secure and reliable intelligent systems to market, delivering across the entire range of the planning, development, and management process.

The CMMI Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to elevating organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to real-world challenges. The Institute is the home of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for Development, Services, and Acquisition; the People Capability Maturity Model; and the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM)SM, which are capability improvement models that create high-performance high maturity cultures. The models are used in thousands of organisations worldwide to deliver business results that serve as differentiators in the global market.

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