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GA-ASI Achieves CMMI Level 5 Rating for Development and Production

Second Consecutive Appraisal Validates Company’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Published: June 2016

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, has achieved CMMI Level 5 Rating for Development and Production.

A company press statement June 30 announced that the Development and Production processes of GA-ASI Aircraft Systems business unit (“Full-Directed Programs, Systems, and Software”) have been appraised at Maturity Level 51 using the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Institute’s Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) version 1.3b.

“This is a significant accomplishment in the maturing of an organisation’s management, development, and support processes,” said David Greer, CMMI Institute-certified high maturity lead appraiser, Assess-IT, Inc. “Only a small percentage of companies have achieved this milestone in continuous process improvement. Absent an externally-levied requirement to achieve Maturity Level 5, GA-ASI has set this goal for itself, indicating a deep seated belief in the value of process improvement, and has done so over consecutive appraisals.”

CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organisations with the essential elements of effective processes, ultimately improving their performance. Appraisal at maturity level 5 – the highest that can be attained – indicates that the organization is performing at an “optimising” level. At this level, an organisation continually improves its processes based on a quantitative understanding of its business objectives and performance needs and uses a quantitative approach to understand the variation inherent in the process and the causes of process outcomes.

“We are pleased to once again demonstrate that our processes are continuously improving,” said David R Alexander, President, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. “Maintaining the Maturity Level 5 rating underscores our commitment to deliver products that exceed customer needs while also making effective use of metrics to manage and optimise the organisation’s performance.”




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