DQS Certification, assesses Al-Bilad Arabia Company Limited, for CMMI Level3

DQS Certification India Private Limited, an SEI Authorized Transition Partner for CMMI Services, assesses Al-Bilad Arabia Company Limited, making it the first Saudi company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be CMMI Level 3 assessed

Date:27-July-2008

DQS Certification India, an SEI Authorized Transition Partner, completed the CMMI SCAMPI Assessment recently and assigned the CMMI Maturity Level 3 to Al-Bilad Arabia Company Limited (ABA)

CMMI standing for Capability Maturity Model Integrated is the structured collection of software engineering best practices that has been published by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) located at Pittsburgh, USA. CMMI and SCAMPI are the registered trademark and service-mark of SEI, CMU, USA.

ABA has been able to satisfy the requirements of CMMI Model Framework upto Level 3, said Rajendra Khare, the SEI Authorized Lead Appraiser from DQS Certification. He further said that the CMMI Level 3 requirements cover both project and organizational processes.

Tawfik Chilmeran, ABA’s IT Services Manager, commented that this initiative is a significant milestone for ABA and it symbolizes ABA’s commitment to its clients to deliver quality services on time and according to client expectations. He added this is an on-going initiative and ABA will continue to invest in its process, people and technology improvement methodologies. Tawfik identified the ABA’s team effort as the key success factor in achieving CMMI Maturity Level 3. The other key success factors were the top management commitment to invest in this initiative and their high level of involvement.

On this occasion, Tawfik thanked ABA’s CEO, Mr.Bader Al-Suweidan for his continued support and direct involvement and appreciated the efforts of ABA’s Delivery Manager, Mr.Surendra Jajal, for his significant contribution to develop the ABA CMMI knowledge framework and its effective implementation.

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