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Greg Williams, from NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, to Keynote Capability Counts 2017 Conference Hosted in Wash

Attend to learn how NASA and other organizations apply continuous improvement practices to improve their organization’s key capabilities in space and on earth


PITTSBURGH-Thursday, February 23rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a recent CMMI Institute study, nearly 50% of organizations reported that they don’t have standard processes in place that enable them to adapt their capabilities quickly to opportunities. And, now more than ever, leaders must ensure their organizations deliver above and beyond customer expectations and find new ways to stand out in the marketplace. For over 25 years, CMMI has been helping thousands of organizations—including Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Fujitsu, IBM, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco Systems, and Intel—assess their organizational capability and drive higher performance.

Tap into expertise and resources on how to identify the key capabilities that distinguish your organization by attending the CMMI Institute’s annual Capability Counts Conference on 16 and 17 May 2017 in Alexandria, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. The conference will feature CMMI success stories focused on delivering actionable insights on what it means to be a capable, mature organization and how to create a culture of continuous improvement.

“Capability is the building block of strategy, and strategy is how we compete. Capability equals competitive ability,” states Kirk Botula, CEO of CMMI Institute. “The Capability Counts 2017 program will focus on organizations that build strategies to drive business growth and leverage their capabilities to create a culture of competitive advantage and continuous improvement.”

Join hundreds of professionals dedicated to performance and capability improvement from an array of backgrounds, countries, and experiences. Choose from over 80 sessions, hands-on tutorials, interactive panel discussions, and more. Work one-on-one with consultants and learn from global CMMI experts from an array of backgrounds and industries. Experts from Honeywell, Siemens, Garmin, Aetna, NASA, CAE, MITRE, and Deloitte will be in attendance and sharing their knowledge and experience.

Greg Williams, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans in the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), is the conference’s opening keynote speaker.

Williams assists the HEOMD in charting the future course of NASA’s human space exploration programs. He works to shape and respond to the policy environment in which human spaceflight programs are conducted both internal and external to the agency. During his keynote address, Mr. Williams will talk about NASA’s vision going forward, exploration plans, and future missions.

Professionals of all levels will learn about best practices and solutions at Capability Counts 2017. Customize your two-day schedule and select sessions from seven tracks. You’ll hear from industry experts sharing how their organizations leveraged capability and outpaced the competition to deliver successful products and services. You’ll also hear from organizations in the healthcare and government sectors with compelling stories of their CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience. Don’t miss hearing about how organizations who adopted and implemented CMMI in conjunction with other methods, such as agile, SAFe, Kanban and ITIL, were able to improve their performance. Attendees will indulge in many captivating sessions including, “High Maturity Appraisals - The Top 10 HM Misconceptions,” “Harmonizing Agile and CMMI Verification and Validation,” “Objective Visionary of CMMI High Maturity Practices with Agile & DevOps Implementation,” “CMMI SVC and Consumer Driven Healthcare - Enabling the Future,” “Holacracy: Abolish hierarchy while leveraging CMMI to Radically change your organization,” and “Scaled Agility in Regulated Environments.”

Four Key Benefits to Attending Capability Counts 2017

    Connect with global business leaders dedicated to achieving a competitive edge by streamlining their capabilities
    Choose from over 80 sessions across seven tracks including interactive panel discussions and insightful keynotes
    Take away ready-to-use resources and tools from industry experts to share with your organization
    Share best practices and business challenges with your peers during networking opportunities

Additionally, you can attend pre-conference half-day tutorials, the interactive Gamer’s Alley workshops, and private coaching sessions to add additional value to your conference experience.

For more information on the CMMI Institute Capability Counts 2017 Conference program or for registration details, visit

About CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute ( is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. CMMI Institute is a part of the ISACA family, the global non-profit association helping professionals to realize the positive potential of technology. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit


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