StepUp Solutions is a CMMI Institute Partner (now ISACA). Our approach is based on the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), which was developed by the Software Engineering Institute, as well as other industry-proven models (e.g., ISO, SPICE Six Sigma, Agile).
Our team has over 25 years of hands-on experience guiding organizations in planning, developing, and implementing a practical approach to process improvement. Our primary goal is to support management, programs, and engineering process groups in improving their program performance (cost, schedule) and producing higher quality products.
We are dedicated to providing outstanding service to all types and sizes of organizations, at all stages of process maturity. Our client base is largely comprised of repeat customers, who frequently refer us to their partners and suppliers.
Diane McDonald, principal of StepUp Solutions, is a trained and experienced CMMI Institute-certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and Introduction to CMMI for Development instructor. She has supported many large and small companies in defining, improving, and institutionalizing business and product development processes related to the following categories:
Engineering (software development, systems engineering, hardware design)
Organizational process improvement (e.g., engineering process group setup and activities)
Support functions (e.g., CM, quality assurance, measurement and analysis).
Diane has active security clearances and is able to support appraisals in classified environments.
Click on Credentials (top left) to view Diane's resume, including security clearance information.
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StepUp Solutions is certified with the Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).
The company is also registered in the U.S. government's System for Award Management (SAM) database.