ISD Announces strategy to migrate clients to Version 1.2 of the SEI’s CMMI Product Suite

For Immediate Release
ISD Announces Strategy to Migrate Clients to Version 1.2 of the SEI’s CMMI® Product Suite

Appraisal Wizard® V7.0 enables an efficient transition with minimal disruption to process improvement plans.

POCASSET, Mass. (November 14, 2006) – Integrated System Diagnostics, Inc. (ISD) today announced the release of their product and service migration strategy in response to the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI’s) recent upgrades in the Capability Maturity Model Integration® (CMMI®) product suite. In addition to changes in training and process improvement services available from ISD, organizations using ISD’s Appraisal Wizard® V7.0 will be able to leverage product features to achieve an efficient migration with minimal disruption to process improvement plans.

Elements of ISD’s migration strategy include:
upgrade the skills of the ISD professional staff that work with clients
update ISD training materials and support assets
provide the capabilities necessary to ensure a smooth transition.

ISD senior staff received CMMI V1.2 and SCAMPI V1.2 upgrade training at the CMMI 2006 Workshop hosted by the SEI in Charlotte, NC in October, and the NDIA 7th Annual Technology Conference in Denver this month. These individuals are now qualified to deliver services using the new models and methods. Senior staff have also completed SEI requirements necessary to deliver appraisals to high maturity customers. ISD anticipates completion of all professional staff training by the end of Q1 2007.

“As the technology and the market continues to mature, ISD investments in professional development and appraisal automation continue to payoff by protecting customer investments in maintaining appraisal readiness,” said Jackie Lawrence, ISD’s Product Line Director. “Our professional staff and tools are considered the best in the industry and continue to deliver reliable, high quality services leading to lowest risk improvement program implementations.”

ISD will begin delivery of the Introduction to CMMI V1.2 to its clients in December 2006. The SEI’s Intro to CMMIV1.1 course will no longer be offered by ISD. Other training available from ISD will reflect the changes brought about by the new model and methods by the end of Q1 2007.

ISD’s Appraisal Wizard V7 will ship with CMMI V1.2 pre-loaded at no extra charge. For current Appraisal Wizard customers, a “model map” is provided that automatically maps existing CMMI V1.1 Staged and Continuous Process Implementation Indicator Documents (PIIDs) and Objective Evidence to CMMI V1.2. Both of these features are included in the Appraisal Wizard upgrade package.

“This is one of several transitions undertaken by ISD to ensure our clients receive the most current information in the most timely manner,” said Albert Soule, ISD Director of Business Development. “As a result, ISD continues to receive high ratings for quality and customer satisfaction by providing efficient, high quality services.”
About ISD
Integrated System Diagnostics Incorporated (ISD) is a US-headquartered, multinational corporation dedicated to the dissemination and successful application of model-based process improvement technology. Based in Pocasset, Massachusetts, ISD is the premier, high value supplier of model-based process improvement training, consulting, appraisal services and tools, for global commercial, aerospace and defense customers. ISD is a technology leader in the development of model-based appraisal methods and appraisal automation solutions.
For more information, contact Albert Soule, Director, Business Development, at 508-743-0802 or Visit ISD at

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