Process Improvement

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) registration

BAE Systems maintains ISO registration: BAE SYSTEMS GXP has been continuously registered to ISO 9001 since 1994 and recently was upgraded to 9001:2008. ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System, employing proven methods and tools that range from senior company management commitment to quality management to documented and controlled processes.

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) appraisal

BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products™ (GXP®) has been appraised against Version 1.2 of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration® (CMMI®) and has been awarded the highest possible process maturity rating, Level 5. The appraisal includes both the Development and Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) constellations. GXP was recognized as being first organization assessed at CMMI Level 5 to V1.2.

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GXP has an outstanding set of company standard processes and understands how to properly deploy these processes to new projects, joint ventures, and subcontractors. In addition, GXP periodically identifies sub-processes to be quantitatively managed and optimized in support of our organizational quantitative management and corporate strategic goals.

CMMI Level 5 rating includes the following benefits:

  • Recognized company standard processes focusing on consistent performance
  • Standard processes designed to increase productivity and customer satisfaction
  • Processes lead to cost savings through reduced rework and increased quality
  • Provides BAE Systems with a global competitive edge
  • Companywide and cross-departmental teamwork and support is paramount in maintaining BAE Systems’ CMMI Level 5 rating. The GXP group is among the programs integral to sustaining the high rating year after year.

The GXP team follows well-defined CMMI Level 5 procedures to plan, monitor, and control the project, and incorporates best practices that span the entire project lifecycle to provide a mechanism for continuous, effective collaboration with team members and the customer.

The comprehensive CMMI Level 5 approach to quantitative management is based on practical experience gained from performing concurrent, multi-baseline system development in both commercial development and in government contracting roles. Metrics information is collected using automated tools and is reviewed regularly by program managers. Root causal analysis procedures, combined with system monitoring tools used in fault identification and diagnosis are used to address and prevent future occurrences of problems encountered during development and in the operational environment.

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