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How to use the model for appraising & improving an organisation's processes.
This interactive workshop introduces the Staged Representation of the CMMI®: the Capability Maturity Model® Integratedsm for Systems Engineering / Software Engineering / Integrated Product and Process Development / Supplier Sourcing.
- Overview of the CMMI®
What it is. Representation options. Why it was created. Who uses it. How it helps.
- Engineering process maturity
The principles of the CMMI®.
- The five maturity levels
The structure of the model. The levels, goals and generic practices.
- The twenty-five process areas
The process areas that address project management, engineering, support, integrated product & process development and process management.
- Linking the process areas together
How the process areas integrate to provide mutual support and sustain improvements.
- Interpreting the model
How to interpret and use the model in your specific circumstances.
- Applying the CMMI®
Using the model to achieve improved performance in your organisation.
- Providing organisational support
How to support long-lived improvement, set up a suitable infrastructure, capitalise on 'lessons learned', use measurement as a driving force and provide effective feedback.
- Assessing process maturity
Starting improvement. What is capability maturity appraisal? What does the process involve? Why is it effective? How do evaluations and audits compare?
Review, Conclusions and Action Plans.
This workshop describes a framework that organisations can use to determine their ability to develop, enhance and support systems, services and products that contain, or heavily rely upon, software. It provides a model for organisational improvement. The workshop is composed of lectures and interactive exercises performed as a class or in small groups. The public, residential, friendly and stimulating environment has been proved to encourage group investigation of the ideas discussed. It helps prepare participants to make valid judgments regarding an organisation's systems and software engineering practices and identifies issues that arise during improvement projects.
The standard delivery of this workshop includes material from the SEIs Introduction to the CMMI®' course and is authorised by the Software Engineering Institute. Participants completing the standard workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion. The course can fulfil an SEI prerequisite for training Lead Assessors & Assessment Team Members in the CMMI®-Based Appraisal Method.
In-house Courses - call for pricing.
Public Courses - £2100 (GBP) per person, which includes accommodation.
(Should additional accommodation be required immediately preceding or following the course this is available on bed and breakfast terms for £110 per night.)
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Senior Managers seeking to improve performance throughout their organisation and those of their service providers
Engineering, Project and QA Managers wishing to reduce risk and improve the predictability of product delivery and project schedules and product quality
Staff assigned as Appraisal Team Members and staff of projects selected for appraisal
Anyone leading or participating in an improvement team, SEPG, process quality maturity group or process action team
Staff from departments such as Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Training, etc who contribute to project success.
Participants should have some knowledge of systems or product engineering, software development or project management in a product- or service-oriented environment. Exposure to QC/QA, configuration management and basic management lore will prove useful.
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Overview of the CMMI®
Understand the relevance of the most popular model for process improvement and how it can benefit you and your organisation
Senior Managers Briefing in the CMMI®
Sponsorship is an essential factor for improving performance understand the managers crucial role & the actions needed to generate & sustain commitment
Supplier Capability Evaluation an Overview
Understand the proven, CMMI-based approach used by world-class organisations to evaluate & select suppliers to minimise risk
Assessments of capability to aid internal process improvement.
Audits for organisations (internal teams, projects and external suppliers) based around the SEI Capability Maturity Models (CMM®), the SPICE Model and the ISO 9001/2000 standards.
Supplier capabillity evaluations and software process evaluations. Usefull for selecting internal or external suppliers and ensuring appropriate capabilities are maintained once selected.
To develop, improve and support processes against industry standards and best practice.
Starting an Improvement Programme
Services to plan and run the irst improvement cycle(s) of an improvement programme.
Maintaining an Improvement Programme
Services to keep an improvement programme working once it has completed the first cycle.
A set of processes for management of the work subcontracted to those suppliers, to ensure compliance and ameliorate the issues and risks involved.
Planning and Supplier Selection
A reliable process for identfying a suitable supplier or suppliers for given packages of work. This also identifies issues or risks to the work that may be a consequence of using each supplier.
Maturity Brings a Different View
of the hierarchy in higher maturity organisations.
Process Appraisal or Benchmarking?
Clients often ask us, if their choice is between CMM® based appraisal or external benchmarking, which do we recommend ...
The Roman Marching Camp
Using the Roman miltary's Marching Camp as a model of how to implement an improvement culture in an existing organisation.
Managing Supply Chains
If all stakeholders applied the rules of the CMMI® Acquisition PAs to all external interactions, just imagine how smoothly communications would run! Misunderstandings, blame, recriminations and buck-passing could become things of the past.
Does Your Selected Supplier Have the Capability to Deliver?
Now outsourcing is regarded as a preferred method of acquiring a business system or even an organisation's entire portfolio, the CMM® is increasingly applied for its original purpose, as a means of supplier capability evaluation and monitoring.
Putting 'M' in the model
A set of slides, from the European SEPG Conference in 2002, for a discussion of Measurement and Analysis in the CMMI®