Capgemini Spain achieves CMMi Level 5 certification.
17/05/2007
Capgemini’s Asturias facilities assessed at the highest rating for the international benchmark

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Madrid, 17 May 2007. Capgemini’s software factory in Asturias has consolidated its position as one of the most efficient in Europe after achieving the maximum rating, level 5, in the continuous improvement model of the CMMI®-SW appraisal, one of the most prestigious certifications available today. Asturias is Capgemini’s first facility to receive this certification in Europe.

Angeles Garcia Molero

The CMMi appraisal is a certification granted by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The certification is based on two main criteria: product or system quality and the maturity of the organizations in software development.the creation of specialized employment to deliver high quality services to clients. The firm plans to continue to grow its workforce in this region over the next few years.www.capgemini.com .

The CMMi model is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes and measures their maturity on a scale of 1 to 5. The maximum rating of 5 implies that the organization is proactive and totally process oriented, defining quantitative improvement objectives and subjecting processes to statistical control as well as implementing continuous improvement actions. This translates into a significant improvement in productivity and quality as well as a reduction in the total cost of projects.

Eric Morgan, Managing Director of Capgemini Spain, had this to say about the certification: "This is a recognition of our emphasis on excellence, a philosophy applied throughout Capgemini Spain, and especially in Asturias. It also represents strong support of the work performed by the software development professionals at the factory, who will now assume a commitment to comply with the CMMi methodology in respecting process quality. There can be no doubt that this is an additional guarantee for our customers".

The Software Factory in Asturias opened for business less than two years ago with the firm commitment of becoming a point of reference in software development. The factory currently provides software maintenance and development services through fully industrialized production lines, employing a team of close to 300 professionals. The Asturias Software Factory represents a strong commitment by Capgemini in this region for

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