Delphi Receives Two Prestigious Information Technology Designations

Jan 15, 2004, 00:00 ET from Delphi

    TROY, Mich., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi's (NYSE:   DPH) Global
 Enterprise Application Services team received two significant acknowledgements
 recently with a successful implementation of the Level 2 Capability Maturity
 Model (CMM), as defined by the Software Engineering Institute, and a
 designation as a Certified Competence Center by SAP.
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     The Global Enterprise Application Services (GEAS) team is part of Delphi's
 Information Technology organization.  The CMM designation demonstrates the
 team's establishment of disciplined processes that can repeatedly ensure
 superior quality and performance.  The CMM was created in 1994 by the Software
 Engineering Society -- a research and development center sponsored and funded
 by the US Department of Defense -- to assist organizations in maturing their
 people, processes, and technology assets to improve long-term business
 performance.  CMM Level 2 indicates a Disciplined Process characterized by
 project management processes, managed requirements, and support for repeatable
     Delphi's case for CMM 2 was particularly strong said Diane McDonald, the
 lead assessor from Step Up Solutions, who reviewed Delphi for the designation.
 "In my 16 years of assessing organizations, this is only the second time I
 have seen an organization complete the assessment without any weaknesses."
     GEAS also maintained its status as a Certified Competence Center for
 another two years with an outstanding performance during a recent review by
 SAP Corporation.  SAP assessors scored the team with a 96 out of 104, well
 above the 75 needed for recertification.  In particular Delphi was
 acknowledged for excelling in five areas:
     *  Quality and Test Management
     *  Release and Update Management
     *  Data Management and Archiving
     *  Backup, Disaster Recovery and High Availability Plans
     *  Technology Migration Management
     "Competence Center" is a term SAP uses to identify corporate internal
 development and deployment organizations demonstrating the full range of
 competencies necessary to successfully support SAP.
     "These are very gratifying," said John Reaves, director of Delphi's GEAS
 team, which includes the Competence Center.  "The applications we are
 deploying are the core of Delphi's future business support environment and
 these distinctions recognize the professionalism and efforts of the team."
     SAP is the largest provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
 in the world with thousands of installations.  Delphi was the fourth of only
 16 organizations in North America that have been certified by SAP.
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