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Atos Origin activities dedicated to Renault Corporate Applications Management have obtained CMMI3 Certification


Paris, May 2008 -Atos Origin has announced that its front-office activities dedicated to Renault corporate applications management have obtained Level 3 CMMI certification. This achievement crowns the success of the ambitious CMMI programme deployed by Atos Origin in partnership with Renault. Some 1,000 employees from the front office in Clamart and back offices in Lyon, Bordeaux and Toulouse, France, plus Spain and India were involved in this certification.

The achievement demonstrates Atos Origin’s ability to deliver large-scale industrialisation projects that produce gains in quality and productivity, cost savings and wait-time reduction as part of a win-win scenario. The concurrent establishment of a common set of processes, methods and tools in the two companies brings the goals of the corporate applications management contract, signed with Renault in March 2005, within reach.

When the contract was signed, Atos Origin handled development and maintenance of the Renault Group’s corporate application assets. Atos Origin and Renault immediately adopted the CMMI quality approach at the same time within their respective organisations to harmonise and standardise their working methods (organisation, processes and operational tools) for the industrialisation of software production.

While implementing and supporting CMMI program deployment, Atos Origin launched its “global sourcing” strategy, based on the close cooperation of its front office site in Clamart with a network of local, nearshore and offshore back office sites.

Atos Origin’s approach to the major objective of industrialising software production (and certifying its Clamart activities) has several distinguishing features:

Creation of a common process repository.
Establishment of a common training programme.
Deployment of shared processes and tools.
Implementation of shared monthly management indicators.
Use of a Knowledge Management tool.
Development of a change management approach (management sponsorship, and operational champions in charge of supporting and promoting the improvement process).
“Atos Origin is putting its complex project-management expertise to work and capitalizing on feedback from our already CMMI-3-certified regional service centres and our CMMI-5 certified service centre in India. Our industrial organisation gives us a major edge in satisfying market demand. This combination guarantees our customers reliability, efficiency and the skills they need,” adds Claude Aulagnon, CEO of Systems Integration operations for Atos Origin France.


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