Radix Wins 2019 CMMI® Institute Capability Challenge

Delivers Results with CMMI® and Behavioral Driven Development in Agile Environment

PITTSBURGH--()--Engineering and software development firm Radix received top honors in the 2019 CMMI® Institute Capability Challenge in ceremonies held during the CMMI Capability Counts Conference this week in Reston, VA, USA.

CMMI’s capability-building model, tools, appraisal and benchmarking systems have been core to the Radix business since its early days, according to Caroline Rivera, Coordinator of Process Improvements. She said that achieving CMMI Maturity Level 5 for a second time in 2018, coupled with agile and other methods, helped Radix reduce requirements analysis efforts by 38% and drop testing efforts by more than 80%, yielding productivity and financial benefits.

“Our work and focus through the CMMI maturity approach have propelled measurable improvement across the organization,” said Rivera. “Being recognized through this international challenge validates the effort of our leaders and employees worldwide and has been fundamental for Radix in the U.S. market, because it helped to convince customers of our commitment to product quality and project performance.”

Radix was first appraised in CMMI for Development as Level 3 in 2012 and was appraised in CMMI for Development as Level 5 in 2015. In 2018, the organization was reappraised in CMMI for Development at Level 5. A Maturity Level 5 means that an organization is optimized and focused on continuous improvement and is built to pivot and respond to opportunity and change. The organization’s stability provides a platform for agility and innovation.

In addition to recognition at CMMI’s annual conference, the Capability Challenge program includes communications activities, such as an on-site video shoot at Radix’s Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, headquarters, executive interviews, and other case study elements so Radix can showcase best practice commitments to other organizations.

“Radix stands out among an impressive list of organizations across the globe that use CMMI to elevate the performance of agile processes and behavioral-driven development. As their results attest, the CMMI best practices lets them continually challenge their operations, drive quantifiable business performance, and create a platform for continuous improvement,” said Kirk Botula, CEO of CMMI Institute. “I congratulate Caroline and her team for earning the well-deserved title of 2019 Capability Challenge winner.”

Becky Fitzgerald, 2019 Capability Challenge moderator and Principal and Co-Founder at Two Harbors Consulting, LLC, said the 2019 Capability Challenge competition was the strongest on record.

“Building organizational performance and capability, and conveying the business results these efforts yield in a persuasive case is what the Challenge celebrates. Radix is to be congratulated for its impressive body of work,” Fitzgerald said. “I look forward to seeing the field for the Capability Challenge continue to diversify, and for organizations that are even earlier in their CMMI capabilities-building to participate in this challenge.”

Radix’s achievement followed three rounds of judging, including:

  • An initial application for the Capability Challenge
  • A public judging period for recorded presentations hosted on the CMMI website
  • A live round at the conference, including videos, a live presentation on their Capability Challenge merits, follow-up questions, and a live audience vote.

The CMMI Institute later this year will again invite organizations driving improved business performance and results by capability building to compete in the 2020 CMMI Institute Capability Challenge. Those interested in participating can send an email to info@cmmiinstitute.com. Learn more about the 2019 CMMI Capability Counts Conference at https://cmmiinstitute.com/conferences.

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CMMI Institute
Laurel Nelson-Rowe, +1.847.660.5566, lnelsonrowe@isaca.org
David Okubo, +, david.okubo@ogilvy.com