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What Is the CMMI*®? CMMI is an acronym (it is not a four-letter word). The acronym stands for Capability Maturity Model Integration**SM. Some people would say the CMMI is a model, while others would describe it as a set of models. But most will agree that the CMMI is a merger of process improvement models for systems engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, and integrated teams.