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The CMMI® for Acquisition model provides guidance for applying CMMI best practices in an acquiring organization. Best practices in the model focus on activities for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services to meet the needs of customers and end users.


The core CMMI for Acquisition best practice process areas are:

  • Agreement Management (AM): The purpose of AM is to ensure that the supplier and the acquirer perform according to the terms of the supplier agreement.
  • Solicitation and Supplier Agreement Development (SSAD): The purpose of SSAD is to prepare a solicitation package, select one or more suppliers to deliver the product or service, and establish and maintain the supplier agreement.

  • Acquisition Requirements Development (ARD): The purpose of ARD is to elicit, develop, and analyze customer and contractual requirements.

  • Acquisition Technical Management (ATM): The purpose of ATM is to evaluate the supplier's technical solution and to manage selected interfaces of that solution.

  • Acquisition Validation (AVAL): The purpose of AVAL is to demonstrate that an acquired product or service fulfils its intended use when placed in its intended environment.

  • Acquisition Verification (AVER): The purpose of AVER is to ensure that selected work products meet their specified requirements.


This one-day course introduces acquisition managers and practitioners, appraisal team members, and process group (e.g., SEPG, EPG) members to the fundamental CMMI concepts related to acquisition. CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) is a CMMI model designed for use in managing a supply chain by those who acquire, procure, or otherwise select and purchase products and services for business purposes.

This CMMI model focuses on acquirer processes and contains best practices that address activities for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services that meet the needs of the customer. Types of acquisitions that benefit from using CMMI-ACQ include government acquisition, supply chain management, procurement, and outsourcing.

The course is composed of lectures and class exercises with ample opportunity for student questions and discussions. After attending the course, students will be able to describe the CMMI-ACQ model, discuss the model's process areas, and locate relevant information in the model.


Demix uses the CMMI Institute's SCAMPI (Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement) to conduct our appraisals. In the standard SCAMPI appraisal there are 3 classes of appraisals, listed below. Demix have added one more type, the Class-D, to cater for our online appraisals.

The output of a SCAMPI (A, B and C) is a strength and weaknesses report on the selected process areas of the best practice model that are being used (CMMI for Development, CMMI for Acquisition, CMMI for Services, People CMM, ITIL, TOGAF or other).

Professional Appraisal

To understand a company’s performance against the CMMI for Development, various approaches can be followed Request a professional appraisal by a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser from Demix


Demix provides a free self-assessment tool, alternatively perform your own self-assessment by downloading the model.


Demix provides a wide range of free Templates, Guidelines, Examples, and Models for all our Best practice models.Please register / login to view Downloads page.

We also provide certain training material to our clients, for more information on this contact us.
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