Specializing in Simplifying...

Process Improvement
Process and Product Quality Assurance
Organizational Change Management

Abridge Technology is a Virginia-based company, founded in 1996, that provides consulting, training, and support services and products in the areas of project management, product quality assurance, process quality assurance, process measurement, process definition and modeling, process improvement, and risk management.

Abridge Technology is an SEI Partner (Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University) and is licensed to provide official SEI training ("Introduction to CMMI") and appraisal services (i.e., SCAMPI Class A, B, and C Appraisals).

Special Announcement: Abridge Technology, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Center, Maryland, is holding a series of public offerings of the Software Engineering Institute's 3-day course: "Introduction to CMMI". For dates, additional information, or to register, please see the full announcement.

To directly access specific (official) CMMI course announcements, taught by Abridge Technology and hosted by the Fraunhofer Center, Maryland (University of Maryland), please see:

Updated 2013 Class Schedule

Abridge Technology specializes in helping you leverage the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and the legacy Software Capability Maturity Model (CMM) to improve organizational and project capability and efficiency. Abridge Technology has assisted industry and government with Software CMM-based process improvement since 1992, Acquisition CMM-based process improvement since 1996, and CMMI-based process improvement since 2000.

Abridge Technology also helps organizations adopting and implementing other engineering and quality frameworks and methods including Agile Methods, ISO 9000, ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE), and measurement-focused organizational evaluation and improvement.

Abridge Technology has extensive experience in successful process improvement in all types of organizations and environments ranging from very small organizations (less than 20 employees) to very large (more than 100,000 employees), covering a wide variety of industrial organizations ranging from pure software organizations to hardware-intensive systems organizations to internal Information Technology organizations. We have experience at all levels of Civil Government (Federal, State, and County) and with a variety of Defense Organizations in both classified and unclassified environments.

If you are interested in process descriptions, Abridge Technology has an "80% Solution" that consists of a set of defined best practices in areas including project management, configuration management, requirements management, quality assurance, risk management, etc. As a standard service, we can review your organizational context and goals and then tailor our 80% Solution into a 95% Solution that is specific to your organization. After piloting, you take ownership of your tailored solutions for ongoing evolution and improvement. This overall approach is substantially less expensive than you developing all your process descriptions from scratch.

For a detailed look at the capabilities and history of Abridge Technology, as reflected by our conference presentations and publications, please use the publications tab at the top of this page (or the link, below). Also, you may find other useful information, including some free tools, under the other tabs available on this site.

If you are interested in receiving consulting or training support relating to software project management, software process improvement, software engineering, or organizational change management, or if you just have a question you'd like answered, please feel free to contact us.

Check back periodically for increased content. You'll likely find an improved set of links to project management related freeware and shareware, links to related papers and presentations, and links to high-quality project management websites.

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