Capability Counts 2019 to Feature Keynote by Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup

CMMI Institute’s Annual Global Conference Will Showcase Business
Performance Case Studies

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Author Eric Ries, influential founder of the lean-startup movement, will
keynote Capability
Counts 2019
business performance improvement event, scheduled 30
April–1 May 2019 in Reston, Virginia, USA.

Ries, the author of The
Lean Startup
and an advocate of lean startup methodology
to help new companies to succeed and established companies to innovate,
is expected to speak about the movement that continues to transform how
new products are built and launched.

He also is expected to weave in themes from his other writings,
including The
Startup Way
, which focuses on modern entrepreneurial
management, and material referenced in The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Inc., Wired and Fast Company,
among other outlets.

The annual Capability Counts will focus on appraisals, CMMI adoption,
data management, improvement ROI, methodology and quality. Attendees
will learn about CMMI’s work in government entities and the healthcare
industry based on the CMMI V2.0, as well as its emerging presence in the
cybersecurity arena, with its CMMI Cybermaturity Platform.

“Capability Counts gathers the community who has embraced capability as
imperative to performance-driven outcomes,” said Kirk Botula, CMMI
Institute CEO. “This year’s conference promises to address some of the
most high-impact and compelling innovations and transformations in
business now.

“We also are excited to share how CMMI V2.0 is advancing the state of
the practice and serving as the foundation for organizational
performance improvements,” Botula continued. “We will share specific
applications in improving the performance of agile at scale, innovation
and medical device safety. Additionally, CMMI will show how the
Cybermaturity Platform is building board confidence by taking a
risk-based approach to capability.”

Attendees will be able to select sessions from 10 tracks:

  • CMMI: One Size DOES Fit All
  • Exploring CMMI V2.0
  • Improving Capability in the Medical Device Industry
  • Managing Your Data for Peak Performance
  • Leveraging Tools for Greater Capability
  • From Practice to Excellence
  • Creative Approaches to CMMI Adoption
  • Business Performance with CMMI: The Bottom Line
  • Improving Quality with CMMI
  • Building Resilience Through Greater Cybersecurity Capability

A conference highlight will be the fourth annual Capability
, where participants show how they’ve helped improve
business performance by building organizational capability. The
competition profiles leaders who share unique stories on how they’ve
improved performance, quality, and/or profitability in their

Capability Counts 2019 marks a succession of growth and momentum for
CMMI Institute. Last December, CMMI expanded its Capability
Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® V2.0
product suite, adding
Services and Supplier Management views to the model’s globally
recognized set of best practices, benchmark tools, appraisal and
performance measurement guidance. Its CMMI Development V2.0 was launched
earlier in March. CMMI Institute also updated its Cybermaturity
with the latest best practices to build cybersecurity
resilience in November. The platform was launched in April 2018.

For more information about the CMMI Institute Capability Counts 2019
Conference or for registration details, visit

About CMMI® Institute

A subsidiary of ISACA Enterprises, CMMI Institute (
is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people,
process, and technology. CMMI Institute enables organizations to elevate
and benchmark performance across a range of critical business
capabilities, including product development, service excellence,
workforce management, data management, supplier management, and

For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a
variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare,
information technology, software, defense, transportation, and
telecommunications, have achieved sustainable business success through
CMMI adoption and demonstrated their ability as capable business
partners and suppliers.


Now in its 50th
year, ISACA® (
is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the
positive potential of technology. ISACA equips professionals with the
knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers
and transform their organizations, leveraging the expertise of its
460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in
information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and
innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI®
, to help advance innovation through technology.


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