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pragma Systems was founded in 1990 as a software process improvement and assessment business and is a privately held corporation. pragma Systems was one of the first organizations awarded an assessor's license by the Software Engineering Institute to appraise the maturity of an organization's processes against the newly created Software Capability Maturity Model (SW-CMM).

It soon became apparent that the traditional approach to achieving SW-CMM compliance took much too long and was much too expensive. That approach involved hand crafting processes, and provided no integration between the processes and projects’ day-to-day work. According to statistics collected by the Software Engineering Institute, organizations using the traditional approach required an average of 2 years to achieve Level 2, and an additional 2 years to achieve Level 3. To address the inadequacies of the traditional approach, pragma Systems began the development of processMax, the first intranet, web-based solution that integrated SW-CMM compliant processes and procedures with document management and automated workflow.

In 1998, processMax was launched, and pragma Systems transitioned from a software process improvement consulting and appraisal business to focus entirely on its processMax product line.

Today our business continues to grow as processMax has seen unprecedented success in the software and systems engineering process improvement market. The addition of our CMMI product line not only provides guaranteed compliance with Level 2 and Level 3 of the CMMI, but integrates comprehensive automated measurement and reporting as well. With over 90 organizations having successfully reached their SW-CMM and CMMI compliance goals, we stand behind the strength of our product.



From the time we started our process improvement initiative, it took us roughly 12 months to achieve a successful Level 3 appraisal that spanned multiple geographic locations. Implementing processMax helped us accomplish this with uncommon speed and flair. But more importantly, thanks to processMax, we now have in place a modern process improvement framework that is proven to be flexible, extensible and scalable to meet a variety of our current and future needs.

- Information Technology Solution Provider


processMax delivered exactly what it promised - rapid compliance at minimum cost.

- Federal Government Systems Developer


When we compared the expected costs of continuing our internal process development versus implementing processMax, the path to follow was apparent.

- Independent Research Organzation


processMax gave us complete control of process deployment in every remote location and we could easily monitor process compliance.

- Multinational Software Developer


processMax saved us time, expense, and a great deal of agony.

- Federal Government Systems Integrator

pragma Systems Announces processMax 2i and 3i Release 8.0 

pragma Systems Releases processMax for CMMI Level 3

processMax now available on the GSA Schedule

GTECH increases use of processMax

pragma Systems releases processMax for CMMI

pragma Systems forges partnership with Tata Consultancy Services

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) utilitizes processMax to achieve SW-CMM Level 2 Rating

MIL Corporation utilities processMax to achieve SW-CMM Level 2 Rating

pragma Systems Corporation Clients Sweep Contractor of the Year Awards

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Lakehurst, New Jersey, utilizes processMax to Achieve SW-CMM Level 3 Rating

SPARTA Inc. Utilizes processMax to Achieve SW-CMM Level 3 Rating

Ultra Electronics utilizes processMax to achieve SW-CMM Level 3 Rating

GTECH Corporation utilizes processMax to achieve Level 3 SW-CMM rating at their software development centers in Austin, Texas, and Chennai, India.

pragma Systems Corporation announces the launch of processMax Release 5.0, the latest version of their highly successful project management software solution.

A division of Dynamics Research Corporation achieves Level 3 rating of the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model in a record 9 months using processMax!

The Engineering and Systems Support Group, a division of ManTech International Corporation (NASD: MANT), has achieved the prestigious Level 3 rating of the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model for Software.

Pinkerton Computer Consultants' Government Solutions Division achieves Level 2 of the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model using processMax.

Information Management Consultants (IMC) Achieves Level 2 Compliance in Record Time—Just 3½ Months—Utilizing pragma Systems' processMax.

L-3 Communications Systems – East Achieves Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model (SEI CMM) Level 3 Rating Using pragma Systems' processMax.

pragma Systems launches Powerful Process Solution with processMax Professional™ During PMI Show, Web-Based Process Deployment Systems Takes Business to Next Level.

GTECH Ireland Software Development Achieves SW-CMM Level 2 Maturity Rating Using pragma Systems' processMax

pragma Systems' processMax is Intuit's Answer for Attaining Compliance with Level 2 of SW-CMM

pragma Systems' Chosen by Naval Ammunitions Logistics Center to Meet Criteria for Level 3 of SW-CMM

pragma Systems' processMax tapped by DEA To Achieve Goal of Compliance with Level 3 of SW-CMM

pragma Systems' processMax to Support BLS in Reaching Compliance with Level 2 of SW-CMM

pragma Systems' Announces Partnership with the Center for Systems Management

Veridian Information Solutions Group Becomes Second Veridian Organization to Achieve SW-CMM Level 2 Rating with processMax2

CHM Achieves SW-CMM Level 2 Rating with processMax2

pragma Systems obtains SW-CMM Level 3 Rating from Two Independent SEI-licensed Lead Evaluators.

processMax now available on GSA Schedule

pragma Systems Announces Partnership with Quality Systems & Software, Inc.

StarBase Corporation Announces Partnership with pragma Systems






We are located just outside the nation’s capital.

pragma Systems Corporation
P.O. Box 1354
Vienna, VA 22183

Phone: 703.319.2211

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pragma Systems develops, sells, and supports processMax®, the market-leading suite of CMMI-compliant products for process and project management.


  • Process Consulting Engineer
  • Product Support
  • Sales Account Manager
  • Software Engineer

Compensation history must be verifiable. Positions are available in Northern Virginia.

pragma Systems Corporation offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits plan with a generous time-off policy, incentive stock options, and a 401(k) investment plan. We place great emphasis on providing the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

To pursue an opportunity, please forward your resume with salary requirements via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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