May 11, 2015 El Segundo, CA—Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. Software Engineering Division (SED) today announced that it has been appraised at Level 2 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by Alexanna, LLC.

CMMI® is a capability improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at maturity level 2 indicates the organization is performing at a “managed” level. At this level, projects have ensured that processes are planned and executed in accordance with policy; the projects employ skilled people who have adequate resources to produce controlled outputs; involve relevant stakeholders; are monitored, controlled, and reviewed; and are evaluated for adherence to their process descriptions.

Ajay Handa, CEO said of the appraisal results: “From the executive office to program management and team members, Columbus is committed to delivering products and services that meet or exceed their specified requirements, on time, and within budget. Our CMMI appraisal results reflect our dedication to this commitment, continual process improvement, and our passion to provide excellence.”

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 organizations worldwide to deliver business results that serve as differentiators in the global market.