CGI among the first worldwide to earn the new CMMI Level 3, version 1.2 certification

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    MONTREAL, June 13 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB)
today announced that it has become one of the first companies in the world to
earn the new CMMI Level 3, version 1.2 certification, as defined by the
Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model(R)
Integration (CMMI), for its centers of excellence specializing in development
in Montreal and Quebec City. Since 1984, the SEI identifies, develops and
certifies the best practices in the technology sector.
    An increasing number of organizations are using CMMI models to establish
effective development processes. "Our CMMI certified processes allow our
clients to benefit from a wide range of advantages, such as improved
productivity, fewer anomalies, lower costs, and higher quality services,"
explained Pierre Turcotte, CGI's Senior Vice-President and General Manager for
    The CMMI model provides a globally recognized structure that defines the
essential elements involved in improving processes in a project, a department
or an entire organization. It helps to integrate separate organizational
functions, establishes objectives and priorities to guide process improvement,
provides quality control process guidelines, and serves as a point of
reference in the evaluation of current processes.
    The Montreal center of excellence currently boasts some 300
professionals, while 200 CGI professionals work in the Quebec City center. The
centers primarily offer business transformation, engineering, and application
development services as well as a range of development, integration, migration
and application upgrade maintenance services. The use of best practices and
proven industry methodologies are also part of the basic offering. The
centers' professionals have extensive expertise in Microsoft, .NET, JEE, Lotus
Notes/Domino, and mobile technology.
    "CGI continually invests in new technologies in order to retain its
competitive edge, both on local markets and internationally," added
Mr. Turcotte. "The wide range of services offered, the business know-how and
the technological expertise of CGI in Quebec have attracted major businesses
from throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and our clientele continues to
grow. In fact, in the past five years, the Montreal center of excellence has
posted an annualized growth rate of 17%, while the center in Quebec City has
seen revenues generated outside the region increase five-fold during the same
    CGI's global service delivery strategy consists of providing the best
possible combination of expertise and value to meet the needs of its clients
around the world from its onshore, nearshore and offshore service delivery
    "I am very proud of our teams in Montreal and Quebec City, who worked
very hard to earn this certification level in record time. As a result, we can
now rapidly position ourselves to win major contracts," concluded
Mr. Turcotte. "We also plan to attain higher certification levels for these
centers and have already taken initiatives to make this happen."

    About SEI

    The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a U.S. Department of Defense
federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon
University. The SEI helps organizations make measured improvements in their
software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance
the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI
Website at

    About CGI

    Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI
and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from
offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from
centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue
run rate stands at $3.8 billion (US$3.3 billion) and at March 31st, 2007,
CGI's order backlog was $12.3 billion (US$10.8 billion). CGI shares are listed
on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX
Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and
MidCap Indices. Website:

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