The CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) family of standards has been around since the early 1990s. Now, CMMI 2.0 is finally available and it’s the product of decades of insights gained from around the planet. Join Richard Bechtold for an overview of the CMMI 2.0 structure, framework, and high-level content. Each CMMI Practice Area is discussed from the perspective of gaining maximum benefit from its application and use within your Test and/or Quality Organization. The primary emphasis of Richard’s presentation will be the Practice Areas at Maturity Levels 2 and 3 that are often most closely associated with the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability of quality and test organizations, groups, and teams. These Practice Areas include: Managing Performance and Measurement, Risk and Opportunity Management, Verification and Validation, Peer Reviews, Estimating, Planning, Monitor and Control, and Process Quality Assurance. Each of these areas is discussed from the perspective of implementing key components with the intent of substantially improving the capability of your testing and quality activities. Also presented is a streamlined strategy and adoption lifecycle for minimizing the time and effort to transition into performing these world-class best practices.