MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that 100% of its global software divisions are compatible with Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Maturity Level 5.
CMMI Maturity Level 5 enables continuous business improvement and innovation. For Honeywell, this translates into building and improving enterprise-wide software capability, as well as increasing software quality through reduced errors and defects. Honeywell's CMMI-based improvement program will enable increased profit levels per employee and improved customer satisfaction targets.
"Software development and manufacturing have become increasingly important to Honeywell's product portfolio including software-enabled products, solutions enabled by Software as a Service (SaaS), connected offerings, and simulation tools," said Honeywell Chairman and CEO, Dave Cote. "Like total quality management, a best practice widely adopted in Western manufacturing companies, CMMI is a similar best practice in software engineering."
"CMMI Maturity Level 5 is the highest level that can be attained in an appraisal," said Kirk Botula, CEO at the CMMI Institute. "Maturity Level 5 means that an organization's processes meet the intent of best practice and are repeatable and long lasting, executed according to standardized methods, highly predictable, and are continuously optimized to achieve efficiencies through innovation. By using the CMMI to build excellence into its enterprise-wide software capability, Honeywell will differentiate itself from its industry peers."
"Honeywell is committed to building excellence in its software capability," said Krishna Mikkilineni, Honeywell Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations, and IT. "CMMI Maturity Level 5's best practices in software engineering are critical to creating products that are intuitive, reliable, and meet current and emerging customer needs. Agile software development emphasizes iterative and incremental development, daily collaboration with the customer, and the use of cross-functional teams to build working software. Both CMMI Maturity Level 5 and agile development are critical to creating products that are intuitive, reliable, and have higher customer value."
"A lot of software development is learnable and reusable, and when combined with agile principles can result in robust and high quality products," continued Mikkilineni. "That's what CMMI helps us to achieve. CMMI Maturity Level 5 takes Honeywell into a higher level of capability, sharpening the competitive edge of our software teams, and verifying our operations and customer satisfaction are the 'best of the best' in the industry."
"Our world-class software teams are developing better products, faster and at a lower cost through improving standards, processes, and procedures," concluded Cote. "We view compatibility with CMMI Maturity Level 5 as an important differentiator, providing us with a competitive advantage that will help us achieve our long-term business objectives."
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.