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Sydney, Australia (14 April 2023) —In a tightening economic market, addressing enterprise performance can help organisations better weather challenges by reducing costs, creating efficiencies, and coming in on schedule while improving overall quality. ISACA’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, has been doing just that for enterprises for more than three decades, and is now out with a major model update with three new model domains—Data Management, People Management, and Virtual Work—that allow organisations even more flexibility to customise their CMMI adoption to their unique needs. 


A mainstay in the performance improvement space for more than 30 years, CMMI practices have helped organisations worldwide elevate performance, improve quality, reduce inefficiencies, and better serve the needs of organisations and their customers. According to its most recent performance report, which tracks real results of companies that use CMMI, CMMI-appraised organisations achieved an 81.3% success rate for their targeted objectives, improved productivity by up to 77%, and improved product quality by up to 80%. In this latest version, CMMI’s maturity model concept has been streamlined to allow organisations greater flexibility when adopting CMMI.


Data Management

The CMMI Data Management domain and practices enable organisations to organise and use data within the bounds of business requirements. It also provides guidance on verifying data integrity to drive effective decision making and consistent communications to empower organisations to achieve performance goals.


People Management

The CMMI People Management domain and practices provide guidance to align an organisation’s workforce to its business objectives, and it empowers individuals and workgroups for success.


Virtual Work

The CMMI Virtual Work domain and practices include identifying, assessing, and addressing virtual, remote, and hybrid work needs, constraints, and flexible solutions in a systematic and consistent manner. 


These three new domains join five existing ones: Development, Services, Supplier Management, Security, and Safety.


“CMMI has a proven track record in addressing problems all across the organisation, focusing on outcome-based performance for faster, cheaper and better results. This new model addresses and helps optimise key areas that are top of mind for many organisations right now around data quality and management as well as how they can ensure their people are performing at their full potential,” says Ron Lear, ISACA vice president, frameworks and models. “This just enhances what has already been the gold standard in providing a prioritised pathway to launch products, provide services, and manage suppliers to achieve goals with measurable outcomes, with added bonus of making everyone’s job easier along the way.”


To learn more, visit To view case studies from CMMI partner organisations such as Wipro, Avantare, and Whale Cloud, visit





ISACA® ( is a global community advancing individuals and organisations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials, education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their organisations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organisation that leverages the expertise of its more than 170,000 members who work in digital trust fields such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality. It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for underresourced and underrepresented populations.




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