Craft Designs, Inc (CDI), a top-tier supplier of software engineering services and solutions, is elated to announce that it has been successfully appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for Development (DEV) Maturity Level (ML) 3 from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA) CMMI Institute for a fifth time. ISACA’s CMMI model is a proven set of best practices organized by critical business capabilities which improve business performance. The CMMI appraisal was conducted on an organizational level by Neil Potter of the Process Group, a CMMI Institute Partner in August 2022.

CMMI appraisals help organizations identify the strengths and weaknesses of its processes and examines how closely the processes relate to CMMI best practices. One of the biggest benefits to CMMI appraisals is that they provide reliable, clear, consistent, and actionable focus on performance improvements. Earning a ML-3 appraisal is an achievement that proves an organizations depth of quality and professionalism. CDI’s successful appraisal is a testament to CDI’s continuous process improvement efforts which have enabled CDI’s corporate processes to remain standardized across the organization. The successful appraisal by CDI also ensures a standard of quality for its customers and exemplifies its corporate commitment to providing robust solutions for defense, aerospace, and industrial automation applications.

CDI specializes in developing Flight Performance Models (FPM), data loaders, embedded applications, and mobile applications that interface with multi-platform mission planning applications which are safety critical. CDI has expertise in the Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification (DO-178C) up to and including Design Assurance Level (DAL) A. These products achieve their customer specified airworthiness certification and are then integrated into their designated aircraft including the Chinook, Blackhawk, and Kiowa platforms.

In addition to CDI’s CMMI-DEV ML-3 appraisal, CDI also proudly maintains ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D certification. ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D is a quality standard that focuses on a top-down approach to continuous process improvement. CDI is among an exclusive group of small businesses that have achieved CMMI-DEV ML-3 and ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D certification.