MERC Software Systems, Mechanical & Aerospace Projects Appraised At CMMI Level 3

WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA (December 2, 2014) – Mercer Engineering Research Center; Software Systems, Mechanical & Aerospace Project Directorates, today announced that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. The appraisal was performed by Process Focus Management.

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

An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level.  At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods.  The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

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.

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About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

To learn more, please visit MERC's website at www.merc-mercer.org.