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Discover your path to process improvements with CMMI Guidebook

Learn more about the CMMI framework and how its application can boost productivity and efficiency in your organisation.

Spyrosoft Guide to CMMI

Our experts will show you why the use of CMMI can be crucial for your project

Growing competition in the software development industry results in a constant need for improvement.

To achieve this, many high-performing organisations use specific standards like CMMI. The standard is designed to help understand the level of key capabilities within a company and to steadily optimise business performance in an ever-changing marketplace.

Its implementation allows already existing processes to be assessed and compared with the model's best practices to identify areas for improvement.

The core of CMMI is to provide a set of best practices and guidelines
to help increase a company's capability and maturity.

The CMMI use can be beneficial in terms of:

  • boosting the productivity and effectiveness of development processes, thus increasing the organisation's profits,
  • increasing customer satisfaction and presenting the company as a high maturity one and therefore more reliable one,
  • dealing with risks and uncertainties and identifying skills gaps to be improved.

With this eBook you will get to know about:

ASPICE guide chapter 1

What is CMMI?

In the first section, we present the definition of the standard and explain for whom and by whom it was developed.

ASPICE guide chapter 2

History of CMMI

We will get you through the history of the model, from the use of CMM in the 80s and 90s to the latest 2.0 version of CMMI.

ASPICE guide chapter 3

Changes in CMMI 2.0

Here, with help of our experts, we introduce the most relevant changes between 1.3 and 2.0 versions of the model.

ASPICE guide chapter 4

Model architecture

Next, we take a closer look at the structure of the model framework and clarify what are category areas, capability areas, practice areas.

ASPICE guide chapter 5

Maturity Level

Here we zoom in on all six maturity levels and explain how processes and practices work at each of them.

ASPICE guide chapter 6


This part of the eBook discusses 4 types of the CMMI appraisal methods and when they are conducted.

ASPICE guide chapter 7

CMMI for Systems Engineering

With a closer look at CMMI for Systems Engineering, our experts show which process areas can be used for engineering and how to manage them.

ASPICE guide chapter 8

Benefits related to CMMI

In this section, you will get to know the advantages that come with the implementation of the CMMI and the benefits from changes made in CMMI 2.0.

Who we are


We are a team of well-versed software development specialists who have been working on both Functional Safety and Automotive SPICE projects with OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, for years.

Now, we’re ready to share our experience with your team.

Whether your goal is to prepare your product for an automotive standard assessment, build up your team’s competence or you need specialists to support you on-site, our experts are ready to help.

Learn more about our Automotive offering.

Meet our Experts

Marek Palka Spyrosoft

Marek Pałka

Head of Quality

Making processes work for people and not the other way round is the priority in my work. I worked in IT industry my entire career in different Quality Management positions as well as in Project Management.

I had the opportunity to introduce and audit for compliance many industry standards in automotive, medical devices and information security fields.

My experience also includes assessment, implementation, deployment and maintenance of Management Systems compliant with ISO standards.

Marcin Tomczak Spyrosoft

Marcin Tomczak

Technical Lead Quality Engineer

I am a Technical Lead Quality Engineer at Spyrosoft with over 16 years of experience in the computer software industry.

My specialisation areas include: Automotive SPICE, SEI CMM/CMMI, TL9000, ISO 9001, Software Process Improvement, Quality Assurance, Defect Prevention, Problem Solving, Metrics Definition and Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Quality Audits and Software Configuration Management.

At Spyrosoft, I oversee projects for our clients from the Automotive industry, supporting the effective implementation of safety requirements.

Tomek Lokietek Spyrosoft

Tomasz Łokietek

Senior Functional Safety Engineer

I am a certificated Automotive Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the computer software industry.

I have extensive experience in Kaizen, Electronics, Automotive, R&D and Manufacturing gained by working with leading IT companies in Europe. I am also an accomplished professional with an executive MBA focused in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Polish Open University.

At Spyrosoft, I support key clients from the Automotive business unit in implementing functional safety solutions.

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Interested in other topics? Check our Guide to Automotive SPICE

In this eBook, our Experts will address all your doubts concerning ASPICE. You will get to know more about the definition and evolution of the standard, its correlations with other norms, and the values it can bring to the organisation.

This publication will help you with a better understanding of ASPICE structure and assessment process based on the V-model. It will also enhance your knowledge of cybersecurity in automotive and show how to combine the application of the standard with Agile methodology.

Download this eBook and improve your Automotive SPICE awareness.

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