Readers may be interested in these two organizations:
Information Technology Process Institute
"The Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI), a not for profit organization, is engaged in three principal areas of activity, Research, Benchmarking and the Development of prescriptive guidance for practitioners and business executives. The ITPI has collaboration agreements in place with research organizations such as The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and faculty in The University of Oregon Decision Sciences Department. We are currently working to create prescriptive guidance that solves the common objectives of IT Security, Corporate Governance, Audit and Operations. Through Research, Development and Benchmarking the ITPI creates powerful measurement tools, prescriptive adoption methods and control metrics to facilitate management by fact."
"ESPI Foundation promotes good software and systems engineering practice in Europe through the adoption of process improvement. We provide information to assist those starting out on the process improvement journey, and facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience between practicing organisations.
In the role of mediator between practicing organisations and service suppliers we work with the SEI to stage the annual European SEPG conference, and promote training provided by third parties to support process improvement activities."