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Groundbreaking Best-Practices Model for Acquiring IT & Technical Products and Services

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Type: Audio
  • Topics: Acquisition Support, CMMI
  • Description: Listen to the news conference held in Detroit on 11/7/2007 on the formal unveiling of the CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ), a comprehensive best-practices model designed to specifically ensure quality outcomes between acquirers and suppliers.
Please note that current and future CMMI research, training, and information has been transitioned to the CMMI Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University.


The new CMMI-ACQ model provides an opportunity for acquisition and outsourcing organizations:

  • to avoid or eliminate barriers and problems in the acquisition process through improved operational efficiencies;
  • to initiate and manage a process for acquiring of products and services including solicitations, supplier sourcing, supplier agreement development and award, and supplier capability management; and
  • to utilize a common language for both acquirers and suppliers so that quality solutions are delivered more quickly and at a lower cost with the most appropriate technology.

SEI Director and Chief Executive Officer Paul Nielsen states that the inclusion of CMMI-ACQ into the SEI's already robust CMMI Product Suite addresses an ever-growing demand for a much-needed standard in government and commercial acquisition practices.

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