Defiance Technologies Limited appraised as a CMMI Level 3 Organisation

Chennai, November 2012: Defiance Technologies Limited, a Hinduja Group Company, has been appraised at Level 3 of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The appraisal was performed by KPMG.

CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a defined level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time.

Speaking about Defiance achieving the CMMI Level 3 rating, Mr.Subu D Subramanian, Managing Director and CEO, Defiance Technologies said, “The CMMI Level 3Appraisal is testimony of Defiance’s commitment to quality and providing world class services and solutions. The Level 3 maturity demonstrates our continuous efforts to live up to the highest quality standards and deliver measurable benefits to our customers.CMMI Level 3 will become a competitive differentiator for us on many programs and clearly demonstrates to our customers that we are fully committed to high-level process improvements that assure the delivery of superior product, system and service solutions.”

Mr.MangeshKatalkar lead appraiser from KPMG said, “Defiance has been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of CMMI for Development; version 1.3. Maturity level 3 indicates that Defiance is performing at a “Defined level” with well characterized processes that is understood and demonstrated by the practitioners. With this accomplishment, Defiance has not only joined an elite group of CMMI-Dev ML3 appraised organizations but also has instilled their quest towardscontinuous process improvement.”

The SEI is a U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information about the SEI, visit For more information about the SEI Partner Network, visit


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