MAXIMUS’ Federal Services subsidiary has been appraised at Maturity Level 5 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration Institute’s CMMI Version 2.0.
CMMI is a capability and performance improvement framework that gives organizations a model to gauge the effectiveness of their business practices and identify improvement areas.
The new Version 2.0 framework expands the focus of the CMMI model from project level to enterprise level, and from capabilities to performance improvement. CMMI Maturity Level 5 is the highest appraisal rating and designated as “optimizing.” It’s given to organizations that demonstrate true process optimization.
Now, MAXIMUS is one of five U.S. entities serving the federal government appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5 for both services and for development. It’s the only organization in the group to be appraised under Version 2.0.
MAXIMUS president and CEO Bruce Caswell said the company is “extremely proud” of its appraisal under the new version.
“This appraisal is further demonstration of our commitment to our clients and establishes us as both a leader and a trusted partner for delivering superior solutions to the federal government,” he said.
The company said it pursued the Version 2.0 appraisal to demonstrate its enterprisewide focus on process and performance improvement. Appraisal was based on MAXIMUS’ continuous improvement methodology and use of quantitative tools and techniques to help project teams and clients identify opportunities to improve operational performance and save money.
“By using these high maturity techniques, MAXIMUS is more efficient, streamlined, and rigorous in delivering continuous improvement. This enables us to make data-driven adjustments in service delivery in order to better achieve client goals at both the project and enterprise level,” Caswell added.