Testing is a vital component of the software development process and provides strong support for the production of quality software. Issues such as planning, budget, schedule, communication, or errors often impact testing quality and effectiveness. Dick will discuss how the new Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) V2.0 can improve a testing organization’s effectiveness through development of better processes. CMMI V2.0 has a collection of best practices organized into areas such as planning, risk management, performance measurement, configuration management, etc. Each area has a set of evolutionary levels which provide a path to performance improvement. The model shows how to apply its practices to an organization using agile and lean processes, as well as one using more traditional approaches. It also furnishes direction to senior management on their role in implementing these effective processes and ensuring continued use even in times of crisis. Developing testing processes based on the CMMI V2.0 practices can significantly enhance your testing effectiveness and efficiency.