The CMMI has been developed from several bodies of knowledge that targets the general improvement of the business processes of the enterprise. Specifically, CMMI applications and its associated principles and methodologies are constantly being developed for corporate project management tasks. As a business process improvement model, the application shows great promise in optimizing the different aspects of project management.
Many companies today are using CMMI to improve the management of product creation and deliveries. The overall goal is to develop quality products which could result to the improvement of business performance. This then would have a significant impact on the competitiveness of companies in the market thus leading to increasing growth and profit. This optimization of product development has been the goal of project management methodologies. It has been enhanced by CMMI applications which can greatly ease the work of project managers thus allowing for improved performance.
Aside from product development, CMMI framework can also be used for systems engineering and software development. Project managers are also using CMMI applications for improving the support mechanisms of their projects as well as managing third party supplier contracts. With CMMI as a tool for general management of projects, companies can be assured that their organizational set-up and processes can work at optimum levels.
Specifically, with the utilization of CMMI framework, project managers can integrate various corporate disciplines and fields of specializations. It can also create a standardized approach to different modeling application in order to eliminate wasteful duplication of work and conflicting project management tasks.