Assessment Coordinator's Handbook:

Planning for a Well-Orchestrated Software Appraisal

Picture of BookKenneth M. Dymond

Process Transition International, Inc.

ISBN 0-9646008-1-1

Wirebound Softback Format

Price £30.00 (UK)


The Assessment Coordinator's handbook is designed to help a Coordinator prepare for a smoothly run assessment. It is an easy-to-use, yet thorough set of two checklists for planning the tasks involved in the training and on-site periods of an SEI-style assessment.

The handbook is offered as a useful tool for those responsible for the innumerable tasks of an assessment. The detailed checklists and schedules included in this handbook come from the author's years at the SEI helping in the development of the assessment method based on the Capability Maturity Model and in conducting numerous assessments.

See also:

Table of Contents and Extracts from the book.

A Guide to the CMM also by Ken Dymond.


A recognised authority on process improvement methods and the Capability Maturity Model, Ken Dymond worked with Watts Humphrey (author of Managing the Software Process) and other members of the Software Engineering Institute's Process Program developing the SEI's assessment method now in use worldwide. He also led SEI's Industry Risk Management project and brought the collaborative features of process assessment to systematic risk identification. He holds a master's degree in computer science from George Washington University

With over 25 years in software engineering, process improvement, risk assessment, training and action planning, he has provided process assessment and support for government agencies and major companies in North America and Europe. He has given talks and public tutorials on the CMM, process improvement, and technology transfer on two continents, and was recently appointed to the Industry Advisory Board for IEEE Software magazine

He has been using the CMM, in all its forms, since 1988 in assessments and with action planning groups and is the principal author and developer of Process Transition International, Inc. (formerly Process Inc US) CMM training seminar.

About Process Inc.

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Related Training Courses

Using and Interpreting the SEI's CMM presented by Ken Dymond and our own Grant Rule. This is a 4 day interactive workshop, held at Gatwick, London, England. See the Public Training Course schedule for dates.

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