CMMI High Maturity Concepts

This one-day course explains the business value of improving performance using High Maturity concepts and helps you recognize process characteristics that meet the intent of the CMMI high maturity practices.

Discover how high maturity organizations build competitive advantage through building capability for data-driven decisions and continuous improvement. BTI’s CMMI High Maturity Concepts course includes all the information provided by ISACA in its High Maturity Concepts course and goes beyond to discuss the integration of high maturity CMMI with Lean Six Sigma, Agile, and DevOps.

Course/Student Materials

  • Eight (8) hours of instructor-led training
  • A course completion certificate for each student
  • Breakfast and lunch (classroom offerings only)
  • 8 PDUs!


Successfully completed Foundations of Capability + a Building-Level Excellence Series course e.g., Building Development Excellence, Building Service Excellence, or Building Supplier Management Excellence


Successfully completed CMMI V2.0 Upgrade Training (for those who have previous CMMI V1.3 training)


  • Anyone seeking an understanding of CMMI high maturity principles, practices, and how it can lead to cultural change.
  • Prerequisite for serving on a CMMI High Maturity Appraisal Team.
  • Prerequisite for the Achieving High Maturity Course.
  • Employees and managers responsible for leading high maturity organizations or organizations interested in making more effective use of their data.
  • CMMI transformation consultants, internal, and external suppliers

Why High Maturity?

In the current business world companies are starting to make more effective use of data. Companies are investing heavily in analytics to drive their business, convinced that data and data-driven insights are the key to future success. Many companies look to Google and Amazon as examples of effective data driven companies. Yet despite the enthusiasm, budgets, and resources directed to analytics, most projects are not able to scale, with many failing to meet expectations.

According to Gartner research, only 20% of analytics insights will deliver business outcomes through 2022. Because most companies are not following a set of established best practices, operating instead from a mostly haphazard and unproven playbook.

This is where CMMI High Maturity shines! In high maturity organizations the measurement system is based on consistently following a defined set of processes that is quantitatively managed and the organization understands the linkage between process performance and business outcomes. CMMI Maturity Levels 4 and 5 are high maturity levels. There is a clear difference between high maturity organizations, which demonstrate quantitative management and optimizing behaviors, and lower maturity organizations, which manage by just following defined processes. Higher maturity organizations demonstrate lower variability in processes and often use leading indicators as part of a statistically defensible management method. As a result, higher maturity organizations tend to be both more predictable and faster at responding to market changes.

Why BTI?

BTI is an ISACA partner with staff capable of performing high maturity (levels 4 and 5) appraisals. BTI is also a leading consulting company supporting the implementation of Lean Six Sigma (LSS), including being the current LSS training provider at the largest US Intelligence Community agency.

BTI’s High Maturity instructors and appraisers are all Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and have over 25 years’ experience in implementing, training, and appraising high maturity. BTI’s High Maturity instructors and appraisers have worked with ISACA in the development of their high maturity materials and have worked with Fortune 100 companies in implementing and appraising their high maturity practices.

Virtual (online) instruction $600
  • Minimum of four students.
Friday, March 31 2023 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Friday, April 28 2023 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Classroom instruction $800    
Onsite at your location classroom instruction $600
  • Minimum of four students.
  • The hosting organization must provide classroom—please contact us to discuss!
  • Depending on location, may require instructor travel to your location.

This course satisfies the CMMI Institute’s prerequisite to participate on a high maturity CMMI appraisal and earns each attendee 8 PDUs.

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