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Sponsorship is an essential factor for improving performance understand the manager's crucial role & the actions needed to generate & sustain commitment
The aim of this Briefing is to equip senior managers and decision makers to understand and commit resources to such a programme. It assumes the Software Engineering Institute's CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model Integration® for Systems Engineering / Software Engineering / Integrated Product and Process Development / Supplier Sourcing) will be used as a guide for improvement.
The tutorial provides a summary of the latest version of the model, but it is relevant to any variant of the CMM® or CMMI®.
- What can be achieved
Some case studies
- What makes improvement successful?
- The Senior Management's Role
A short facilitated brainstorm
- The IDEAL Wheel and the culture of continuous improvement
- Basic Concepts
Structure and components of the CMM®
How the Generic Practices (common features) help sustain improvement
- Commitment to Perform
Policy and Strategy
- Ability to Perform
Planning, Resourcing, Assigning Responsibility, Training, Coaching and Mentoring, Establishing an Infrastructure
- Directing Implementation
Product & Process Integrity, Involving Stakeholders, Monitoring & Control, Rewards & Recognition
- Verifying Implementation
Objective Evaluation, Status Review
- Measuring Performance and Measurement Dysfunction
- Quality Assurance
Handling Non-compliance, Escalation
- Making & Managing Commitments
The Senior Manager's Role, Project Boards/Steering Committees
- Integrated Product and Process Development
- Adding people to the IDEAL Wheel - Three areas for action
- How to avoid success
- Discussion (optional)
The briefing concentrates on the role of the senior manager in ensuring that their organisation's programme successfully institutionalises a culture of continuous process improvement. You will find it useful whether your programme is focused only on the software process, or on the wider concerns of integrating practices and improvements across the end-to-end process stream of product engineering. The tutorial discusses some of the benefits that can be achieved, along with some of the Dos and Don'ts and the Lessons Learned by others.
In-house Courses £1000 GBP + VAT per in house half day session (up to 8 delegates)
Public Course £250 GBP + VAT per person (public seminar)
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Senior and departmental managers who wish to understand their role & responsibilities in achieving successful improvement
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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
Using and Implementing the CMMI® / Intro to the CMMI® SE/SW/IPPD/SS
How to use the model for appraising and improving an organisation's processes
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.
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.