CMMI® Institute Announces 2016 Capability Challenge Competition Finalists

Four finalists share their business success stories to compete for the champion title at the Capability Counts Conference

PITTSBURGH--()--CMMI® Institute is pleased to officially congratulate the four finalists of the first-ever Capability Challenge: Honeywell,, Noregon Systems, and Intellego. Each of these four companies was recognized by their peers as having a compelling business success story to build capability and improve performance. Each finalist is slated to deliver live presentations at the upcoming Capability Counts Conference May 10 in Annapolis, Md., where approximately 350 conference attendees are going to vote to decide the Capability Challenge champion.

“It has been rewarding to hear so many success stories of how global business leaders and organizations using CMMI were able to assess their strengths and weaknesses and improve organizational performance,” said Kirk Botula, CEO of CMMI Institute, speaking of the Capability Challenge. “It demonstrates that, by conducting a CMMI appraisal, executives can determine what their company must do in order to strengthen their business capabilities and advance their business objectives.”

Global Professionals Share Success Stories During New CMMI Webinar Series

The Capability Challenge competition showcases global leaders and organizations working to build capability and improve performance. Contestants presented their business success stories during the webinars, and then attendees voted on the best story to move on to the finals.

The competing finalists’ presentations each detail a company’s success story using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI):

  • Honeywell Technology Solutions, the technology development and engineering arm of Honeywell, is using CMMI to increase software quality through reduced errors and defects. Honeywell’s CMMI-based improvement program enables increased profit levels per employee and improved customer satisfaction targets. One hundred percent of Honeywell’s global software divisions are compatible with CMMI maturity level 5.
  • Inc., a certified small business and premier provider of information technology consulting services, achieved an organization-wide CMMI maturity level 3 rating. By implementing CMMI, streamlined its project and work management capabilities, which resulted in the ability to scale its business and triple its revenue.
  • Noregon Systems, known in the transportation industry as commercial vehicle data experts, achieved a CMMI maturity level 3 rating. Through using CMMI, Noregon achieved a 30 percent reduction in defects, decreased project on-time completion rates by 25 percent, and reduced project budget overruns by 10 percent.
  • Intellego, a leading Latin American company in the development of solutions and information management services, achieved a CMMI maturity level 5 rating for its Global Delivery Center. The outcome of Intellego’s CMMI adoption resulted in a 10 percent increase in profit, a 15 percent reduction in time to market, and a 40 percent decrease in defects, leading to higher customer satisfaction.

Other organizations that presented during the webinar challenge include Dubai Customs, National Nuclear Security Administration Software, Transdyne Corporation, Siemens AG, Nationwide Application Development Center, CGI, Halfaker & Associates, L-3 National Security Solutions, Jardine Lloyd Thompson India, Cognosante, and Technical Systems Integration.

CMMI Institute’s Capability Counts Conference Is Around the Corner

The Capability Counts Conference is designed to help organizations and professionals hone their business capability-building skills. This two-day event, May 10-11, in Annapolis, Md., is complete with networking opportunities, engaging keynotes, collaborative workshops, and informative case study presentations. Capability Counts attracts professionals of all levels, including chief technical officers, chief information officers, vice presidents, directors, managers, and practitioners responsible for elevating organizational performance.

“Capability Counts is a high-energy meeting point for professionals, businesses, and government employees to share new approaches for achieving high-performance through dialogue and hands-on learning,” said Jeff Dalton, program chair and CEO of Broadsword.

To learn more about the Capability Counts Conference and how you can attend to watch the Capability Challenge finals, please visit

About CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute ( is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit


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Chavonne Hoyle, 215-353-6524

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CMMI® Institute is pleased to officially congratulate the four finalists of the first-ever Capability Challenge: Honeywell,, Noregon Systems, and Intellego.


CMMI Institute
Chavonne Hoyle, 215-353-6524