This article reports the results of a survey among eight software developing organizations, most of which are based in North East Wisconsin. The survey examined how the companies develop software, what they do to improve their development processes, and the respondents’ general knowledge of improvement models. The survey results show that while large companies generally are well aware and use the improvement models, smaller companies don’t have formal improvement programs and don’t have much knowledge of improvement models, such as the Capability Maturity Model.