About Us

So why the atomic wombat name you ask?

My Company name pays homage to: 1) my love of what I do, and 2) my place of birth.


Atomic is in reference to energy, passion, fun, and pure enjoyment that my work brings to me and I bring to my work. It was Andrew Carnegie who said “My heart is in the work.” I know this to be true in my case.


I was born in Sydney, Australia to US Diplomatic parents. I am a US citizen who has lived in many countries in my life, but the amazing beauty of the animals in Australia have always captured my heart. The Wombat is one of my favorites. I can’t see them without breaking into a smile.

Why choose Atomic Wombat?

My career has spanned over 30 years in Software Development, Modeling and Simulation, Program Management, Systems Engineering, Quality Assurance, Mission Assurance, and Process Improvement in both the Defense and Commercial arena. I have had the hands-on experience of establishing an integrated Quality Management System (QMS) from nothing but a dream to continued successful and effective implementation. That particular QMS successfully integrated CMMI, ISO, and AS9100 has been effectively implemented since 2011. My career experience and knowledge allowed me to implement these standards/models in an effective, efficient, and productive manner for my former company. 

WE provide services in Our area of expertise that work well together when implementing a QMS. These services include:


Implementation consulting support work, Appraisal Team Member support, and CMMI Institute certified training for V2.0 and V1.3 (Note: The CMMI V1.3 will sunset on 30 Sept 2020 along with training and assessments.)

Quality Management

Consulting support, process development, mentoring, and training

Agile scrum

Training, implementation support, and mentoring

Quality Assurance

Consulting support, internal auditing support, mentoring and training

program management

Consulting support

iso 9001:2015 and as9100

Audits, consulting support and training

Systems Engineering

Consulting Support

Certifications Held

  • CMMI Certified Trainer v1.3 and v2.0 (Development and Services)
  • CMMI Certified Professional
  • CMMI Certified Associate
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Software Quality Engineer
  • ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst 
  • Certified Scrum Master

Relevant Publications and Presentations

  • “Strengthening Cyber Compliance through CMMI V2.0”, CMMI Institute, Capability Counts Conference, 2020 (conference cancelled)
  • “Implementing Agile and CMMI? How to know you’re succeeding.”, CMMI Institute, Capability Counts Conference, 2019
  • “Satisfying Formal Design Documentation Using Scrum & CMMI”, CMMI Institute, Capability Counts Conference, 2018
  • “CMMI Adoption with Multi-Model Integration”, CMMI Institute, Capability Counts Conference, 2017
  • “Time and Cost Estimation Simulation for Optical Disk-Based Electronic Imaging System Data Conversion Activities”, Publication, 1990

Contact US to see how WE might be able to help you achieve success.


Sara Deaton