Consulting


logoWork with you to determine where you are and where you want to go.

  1. Clarify your overall process architecture, map what you do and how you do it to the CMMI model practices to identify possible gaps, then propose solutions for addressing those gaps.
  2. Use CMMI as a guide, but base all implementation decisions on your own process context and culture.


logoCoach you in how to allocate and involve everyone in the process improvement effort.

  1. Facilitate kickoff.
  2. Coach your process improvement program manager in managing and facilitating the process improvement effort.
  3. Help you build a solid process framework that is simple and effective for your business. You'll
    get CMMI "compliance" for free – and you won't be creating unnecessary overhead and Stupid Stuff.
  4. Help you build objective visibility and feedback into the way work is performed, rather than as a quarterly audit or other non-value-add activity that takes place after everything is completed, when it's too late to make any useful changes.
  5. Involve and engage EVERYONE in clarifying, understanding, defining, and improving your program lifecycle, your operational procedures, your work instructions, and the flow and dependencies among them. You’ll learn a lot from each other as a result of this effort.


logoProvide customized training in areas where additional knowledge or expertise is needed.

  1. Understand how CMMI practices could fit in with and enhance your current processes, adding value without creating useless overhead.
  2. Learn practical techniques for estimation, risk management, managing requirements.


logoHelp plan and prepare for a SCAMPI A appraisal.

  1. Define interview questions to determine whether or not a potential candidate Lead Appraiser will be capable of
    understanding your business context and be able to adapt to your organizational culture, rather than expecting you to do things in a particular way.
  2. Identify in-progress and actual artifacts for appraisal evidence, rather than copying or creating separate records.
  3. Accurately map your real work outputs to CMMI practices and provide clear explanations of the context so that
    the appraisal team will understand why you selected those particular artifacts. Most of the outputs you’ll select for evidence will have sections appropriate for multiple CMMI process areas and practices and/or multiple projects.


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