We have just published a new case study which helps to underscore how Visual Studio Team System can assist organizations who are seeking CMMI appraisal. This is a great example of how the integrated data warehouse, artifact linking, reporting, and other capabilities of Team Foundation Server allows for clear traceability, auditing, and ultimately better quality assurance across the entire software development lifecycle.
Personal Services Company Improves Software Life Cycle, Attains Coveted Rating
Service Corporation International (SCI) is North America’s leading provider of funeral and cemetery services. To support regulatory compliance, company leaders wanted to increase the degree of rigor in SCI’s software development methodologies. The team lacked tools to support its processes, so SCI deployed Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System. Process guidance built into Visual Studio Team System helped SCI improve the overall software development life cycle and achieve a Capability Maturity Model® Integration level 2 appraisal in only six months. By using the advanced life-cycle tools, process guidance, and rich collaboration features available in Visual Studio Team System, programmers and others can continuously improve processes, enhance communication, and increase collaboration, project visibility, accountability, and control.