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CMMI® Acquisition

CMMI Acquisition is an integrated set of best practices that improves performance and key capabilities for organizations that want to identify capable suppliers and vendors to maximize supply chain efficiency.

CMMI® Acquisition Model

Reduce costs, manage quality, and increase overall efficiency

Acquirers tend to disengage from a project once the supplier is hired, and they discover too late that the project is not on schedule, deadlines will not be met, the technology selected is not viable, and the project has failed. However, many organizations have not invested in the capabilities necessary to select the right suppliers and effectively manage projects in an acquisition environment.

The CMMI Acquisition model provides guidance for improving an organization’s capability to initiate and manage the acquisition of products and services that meet the needs of customers and end users. These best practices help define requirements to identify capable suppliers and vendors that can help reduce costs, manage quality, increase efficiency, and mitigate delays.

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Dig Deeper with CMMI Acquisition

Organizations using CMMI® to build capability have achieved improvement in customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and organizational performance—all of which benefit the bottom line.

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CMMI® provides guidance for efficient, effective improvement across multiple process disciplines in an organization. Whether you are just getting started with CMMI® or have decades of experience, our training courses will move you along your career path. You can find all upcoming CMMI Institute Courses on our Course Calendar.

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CMMI® Institute Certified Individuals understand what it takes to get measurable results through the adoption of CMMI® practices. They are making an impact in organizations around the world, and you can join their good work by pursuing one of our certifications. View all CMMI Institute Certifications and get started on your own improvement path today!

Gauge your Organizational Capability

An appraisal is an activity that helps you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organization’s processes and to examine how closely the processes relate to CMMI® best practices. The first step in getting your organization appraised is to find a Lead Appraiser.

In today’s increasingly complex business environment, companies are relying more on external suppliers to provide products and services to satisfy customer needs. The CMMI for Acquisition provides well-defined practices to ensure that you choose capable suppliers and that your relationship with them is well-defined and managed to produce the best results for the customer or end user.

Alex Stall, CMMI Institute Practice Leader


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