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Cognizant Appraised at Maturity Level 5 of CMMI V2.0 Model

Cognizant today announced that it has been appraised at Maturity Level 5 on the CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model® Integration) V2.0 for capabilities in both Development and Services. The appraisal was led by KPMG.

Cognizant is the first top-tier IT company (revenue in excess of USD 10 billion) in the world to be appraised at the highest maturity level of the new CMMI V2.0 model for both Development and Services, validating the company’s continuous improvement processes, deep capabilities in and expertise addressing opportunities and changes in the digital era and its emphasis on platform, agility and innovation.

The rigorous appraisal process covered the work of thousands of employees at 21 global locations. In addition to all of Cognizant’s India centers, the appraisal also included representative global delivery centers in China, Malaysia, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, United Kingdom, North America, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

CMMI Maturity Level 5 signifies an organization's capabilities to continuously enhance its processes through incremental and innovative processes and technological improvements to deliver superior outcomes and business performance.

Some key aspects of the Cognizant appraisal process included:

  • A multi-model appraisal of both Development and Services functions
  • Appraisal of the company’s Agile, DevOps and Digital capabilities
  • In-depth analysis of the business impact resulting from the company’s mature delivery practices

“We are very proud of this achievement, as it further underlines our continuous process maturity and innovation to transform clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era,” said Pradeep Shilige, Head – Global Delivery, Cognizant. “In an increasingly digital landscape, clients look to us to deliver flawless technology solutions speedily, seamlessly and efficiently from anywhere in the world. Under this independent appraisal, our processes, delivery capabilities and business value generated to clients have been benchmarked against the best industry standards and assessed as performing at the highest level.”

“The CMMI V2.0 appraisal underscores Cognizant’s process maturity at scale and underpins our strong development and services capabilities for the digital era. This accolade is a testament to our structured approach to driving innovation, efficiency and best practices to make delivery excellence a sustainable competitive differentiator,” said Alexis Samuel, Senior Vice President and Head – Global Delivery Excellence, Cognizant.

About CMMI® Institute:
A subsidiary of ISACA Enterprises, 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 improved their performance and earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers.

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