Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Why Attend Capability Counts 2016? Reason #1: To Make Connections!

Ahoy, shipmates! Capability Counts 2016 is now just days away! The big event happens on May 10-11 in Annapolis, Maryland, and I can't wait to share this experience with you.

You know, having been to Annapolis many times, I’ve seen first-hand their wonderful spirit and passion for adventure. So it should surprise no one that Annapolis was selected as this year’s gathering place for engineering and software executives and practitioners who are passionate about the adventure of performance innovation, process improvement and building capability.

As I put together my list of reasons to attend Capability Counts 2016, I considered that having a great adventure was a combination of building capability (Reason #5), playing agile games (Reason #4), crowning a capability champion (Reason #3) and being with great organizations (Reason #2). It all comes together in Reason #1.

Drum roll please …

Reason #1: Capability Counts 2016 is where you can make connections.



It’s true that, in the past, every SEPG conference and CMMI Congress gave you the chance to be with like-minded professionals who are just as passionate as you are about process and performance improvement. Capability Counts 2016 offers even more. At Capability Counts 2016, you will ...

Connect (or re-connect) with Washington, DC-area customers and clients

We all want to stay connected with our Washington, DC-area customers, but the reality is that everyone’s busy - and America is a big place! We’re solving problems and flying at a hundred miles an hour. It can be hard to slow down and find time to spend together. Well, Capability Counts 2016 gives us that time. The two-day conference offers myriad opportunities to share with your customers why you are so passionate about organizational process and performance improvement, and for them to share the same with you.

Connect (or re-connect) with business partners

There’s no better place than Capability Counts 2016 to form strategic relationships with compatible companies from all around the world. Someday, an opportunity will arise in which you will be glad you have an international partner you can work with and trust. By forming these relationships at Capability Counts 2016, you’ll form strong, personal relationships with potential partners.

What I love is that Capability Counts 2016 offers these rich networking opportunities in addition to the robust technical program. That means you can learn while connecting with familiar faces and starting new relationships.

To me, spending time with quality people is one of the best adventures life has to offer. I hope you’ll join us in Annapolis, and show us how important making connections is to YOU.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE! SIGN UP HERE.

See you at Capability Counts 2016!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why Attend Capability Counts 2016? Reason #2: To Be with Great Organizations!

All hands on deck! We're racing our sloop Improvement into the Harbor of Higher Performance for Capability Counts 2016, the world-renowned capability-building party for the software and engineering industry on May 10-11 in Annapolis.  We need your help to make it a winner!

Haven’t decided to join in on the fun yet?  No problem!  I’ve been counting down my Top 5 Reasons to Attend Capability Counts 2016 to aid your decision-making process. If you missed it ...

Reason #5 is “To Build Capability!

Reason #4 is “To Play Agile Games!

Reason #3 is “To Crown a Capability Champion!

And today we're down to the second reason to be at Capability Counts 2016.  Drum roll please …

Reason #2: Capability Counts 2016 is where you can be with great organizations.


One thing you can count on, at Capability Counts 2016, you’re among friends. We don’t think it’s boastful to share stories of success and capability building. Rather, we want to find out from each other what’s working. So if you are doing something with performance innovation and and process improvement that is really helping put your company on the path to greatness, your peers would love to hear about it.

People will be coming to Capability Counts 2016 from a variety of backgrounds. Some are Certified Lead Appraisers seeking to get better at guiding their customers. Some are CMMI program sponsors who are looking for innovative and creative solutions for delivering on-time, high-quality software to their customers back home. Others are just learning how to spell “CMMI” and "agile" for the first time.

What we all share is a common interest in process, performance, and organizational improvement.

And here’s a shocker. Some of the conference attendees are actively looking for a potential solutions provider. If you are a CMMI Institute Partner, it would probably be a good idea to be at least a little bit visible, would you agree?

One way to increase your visibility is to take advantage of the sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities Capability Counts 2016 offers. Another option is simply to drop anchor and talk with folks about what you do. That’s what we’re there for!

I attended my first SEPG conference many years ago. You know what I’ve been saying ever since? Come to the conference for the technical sessions, but stay for the networking. You never know when you’re talking with your next big client – or your next Partner.

Capability Counts 2016 is a great place to be in the company of great companies.  Register here.

See you at the show!

Need more reasons to go? Stay tuned for Reason #1!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Why Attend Capability Counts 2016? Reason #3: To Crown a Capability Champion!

Captain’s report: The good sloop Improvement has set a proper course for Capability Counts 2016 (formerly known as SEPG North America). We will arrive in Annapolis, Maryland, hale and hearty and ready to party on May 10-11!

For those who haven’t yet decided to join us, I’ve been counting down my Top 5 Reasons to Attend Capability Counts 2016. If you missed it, Reason #5 was “To Build Capability!”  Reason #4 was “To Play Agile Games.”  And here we go with Reason #3.

Drum roll please …

Reason #3 to Attend Capability Counts 2016: To Crown a Capability Champion!

Another new feature of Capability Counts 2016 is The Capability Challenge.

The Capability Challenge is awesome!

A business competition that began in November in a special webinar broadcast, The Capability Challenge, hosted by the CMMI Institute, matches the best against the best in a battle of strengths. The contestants, also known as the “Capability Challengers”, have been competing for the best business success story through a series of webinars. The sparks have been flying!

In each round, four companies presented their success stories in 15-minute segments on an hour-long webinar. These software and engineering innovators discussed ways they sustained process capability in a diminishing environment, improved the effectiveness of global service management delivery processes, increased productivity and reduced costs, and more. At the end of each webinar, attendees voted on the best capability improvement story.

The final showdown happens at Capability Counts 2016 with a Special Panel, the Capability Challenge Finals, where the four remaining Challengers will present their stories in front of the entire community – and YOU will vote for the Capability Champion.

Don’t miss this incredible event! Come to Capability Counts 2016, watch the competition, hear the stories of building capability, and help us discover our 2016 Capability Challenge Champion. The winner will be announced at the closing of the conference.

See you there!

Need more reasons to go? Stay tuned for Reason #2!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Why Attend Capability Counts 2016? Reason #4: To Play Agile Games!

Ahoy there! The sloop Improvement is all set to sail for the annual conference I like to call the “Greatest Show on Earth!” Yes, Capability Counts 2016 happens on May 10-11 in one of the oldest ports in the New World, Annapolis, Maryland (est. 1649), and we'd love for you to be there!

To help everybody get their sea legs for the event, we decided to count down the Top 5 Reasons to Attend Capability Counts 2016. If you missed it, reason #5 was “To Build Capability!”  Today we’re tacking our course for process improvement and performance innovation with Reason #4.

Drum roll please! Reason #4 is …

Play Agile Games!


Reason #4: Capability Counts 2016 is a place where you can acquire and develop skills while playing agile games

So much is new for Capability Counts 2016. But of all the new events, one of the busiest and most hands-on is sure to be Gamer’s Alley!

Gamer’s Alley

Gamer’s Alley is a fun, competitive environment, where engineering executives and professionals can learn new agile skills in the ultimate learning experience. If you love a test of wits and get fired up over the idea of having a coach helping you win, this is the session for you. You’ll learn more about collaboration, iterative delivery, and continuous improvement in a hands-on environment that leverages CMMI and Agile methods. Your coaches and facilitators are experienced Game Masters who are also CMMI and Agile coaches and instructors. Make sure you stop by and check out concurrent events including the XP Game, the Collaboration Game, and more! There will be prizes and plenty of fun.

Who should come to the Gamer’s Alley Track? Whether you’re just starting your capability journey, learning how to use CMMI in an Agile environment, or a seasoned veteran, you’ll take away valuable lessons that you can use right away.

Here are the bios of the Expert Agile Coaches who will be working with you in Gamer’s Alley:

Jeff Dalton, Broadsword

Pedro Castro Henriques, Strongstep

C├ęsar Duarte, Scraim & Strongstep

Register here for Capability Counts 2016.

Need more reasons to go? Stay tuned for Reason #3!

Like this blog? Forward to your nearest engineering or software exec!
Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Capability Counts 2016 Podcast #3: Alex Stall!


On Monday I was lucky enough to snag Alex Stall for our third Podcast for Capability Counts 2016! Alex is the CMMI Institute's CMMI practice leader, and he'll be appearing at the conference May 10-11 in Annapolis, MD.  Register today!


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If you want a special "Ask the CMMI Appraiser" discount code, send me an email at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com.

To register for the conference, go to www.cmmiinstitute.com/conferences today!

Capability Counts DISCOUNT CODES are here!

Thinking of coming to Capability Counts 2016 in Annapolis May 10-11?

This conference, formerly known as "SEPG," will be a collection of several hundred process improvement and CMMI experts from around the world - and you definitely want to be there!

Your CFO will be happy to hear that The Appraiser can give you $200 smackers off the registration fee!

Message me at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com for your code.

Register for the conference at www.cmmiinstitute.com/conferences

Capability Counts 2016 Podcast #2: Becky Fitzerald!

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented and accomplished (and nice!) Becky Fitzgerald, who will be a featured speaker at this year's Capability Counts conference.  Listen below:


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If you want a special "Ask the CMMI Appraiser" discount code, send me an email at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com.

To register for the conference, go to www.cmmiinstitute.com/conferences today!


Capability Counts 2016 Podcast #1: Tom Cagely

Last week I had the honor of interviewing Tom Cagely, Podcaster, consultant, and VP of DCG, on his upcoming speech at Capability Counts 2016 in Annapolis.  Tom will be speaking on May 10 - don't miss it!


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Register for Capability Counts 2016 at www.cmmiinstitute.com/conferences today!

Email me for your own private "Ask the CMMI Appraiser" discount code!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Capability Counts 2016 is coming to Annapolis May 10-11!

Capability Counts 2016 is coming!

Join us May 10-11 in Annapolis, MD to hear over 50 speakers, play games, take classes, and network with other practitioners that are passionate about increasing professional capability!

I'll be speaking on Tuesday, and leading the "Gamer's Alley" track!  Don't miss it!



Thursday, April 7, 2016

Why Attend Capability Counts 2016? Reason #5: To Build Capability!

All hands on deck! It's time to get ready for Capability Counts 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 10-11!

I’ve got to admit, what's the first thought that flashes through my mind when I think about being in Annapolis next month? Seafood!  Ah, delicious, Maryland Crab Soup! Crab cake sandwiches! Oysters on the half-shell with horseradish and a dash of Old Bay Seasoning. If you love shellfish and authentic, local cuisine, you surely are in for a treat this year. For seafood, Annapolis is heaven on earth.

But just as there is more than one way to crack open a steamed Blue Crab, there are many great reasons to attend Capability Counts 2016. For the days leading up to the conference, I’ll be counting down the Top 5 Reasons to be there. So let’s get started with Reason #5.


Reason #5: Capability Counts 2016 is a place where you can consume vast quantities of knowledge toward building capability (and not gain any weight!)

Yes, based on my past experience with this event I called “The Greatest Show on Earth) (f/k/a SEPG conference, f/k/a CMMI Congress), attendees of Capability Counts 2016 can expect to consume a lot of knowledge about building capability:
  • Expert Insights: You’ll have opportunities to attend presentation after presentation by industry experts from all over the world, and to connect with organizations and individuals looking to build capability and elevate performance. 
  • Special Track: There’s even a special track that helps you learn more about how to start your capability journey and will put you in contact with peers who face business challenges similar to yours.
  • Best Practices: Best of all, you’ll get to acquire best practices and hear success stories from professionals who have decades of experience helping organizations build their capabilities.
It’s a pretty impressive spread. Learning experiences range from formal presentations to tutorials to workshops to informal conversations and social interactions. We’ll share strategies and tactics, tips and techniques, best practices to adopt, and pitfalls to avoid.  New this year will be a "Gamers' Alley" track and a panel of Capability Challengers (more on these in a future post).  And we’ll have the truly unforgettable experience of building our capability, together.

Yes, Capability Counts 2016 offers a veritable CMMI feast. But what did you expect?  When so many great people bring to the table their passion for process improvement, performance innovation and CMMI, it’s an all-you-can-consume buffet.

Sign up for Capability Counts 2016.

Need more reasons to go? Stay tuned for Reason #4!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Can I take a CMMI Training class in San Diego, and get PDUs?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser ... Help! My boss says I need to take a CMMI Training class in San Diego. Can I do that? Also, as a PMP, I’m interested in knowing whether there will be any PDUs for your classes ~ Paul F.

Hey, Paul … yes, and yes!  (Don't you love it when the answer is Yes?  If only everything in life was so affirmative!)

Designed for executives, engineers and business professionals, our CMMI Training classes help participants learn use the CMMI as a set of guidelines to improve organizational performance, as well as how to design a flexible architecture for continuous process improvement. YES, we have a class in San Diego in June, and YES, you can receive 21 PDUs towards your PMP certification upon completion. So join us!



Register here: Introduction to CMMI-DEV Training
June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
San Diego, CA

As you may know from your boss, Paul, Introduction to CMMI Training classes are required for those who wish to participate in a SCAMPI Appraisal, want to enroll in Intermediate Concepts of CMMI, and/or undergo SCAMPI Lead Appraiser training or CMMI Instructor training. they are recommended for anyone with an interest in improving software and engineering performance. This 3-day class is hands-on, interactive, and a whole lot of fun, so sign up and tell a friend!

We hope to see you in San Diego!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Monday, March 28, 2016

CMMI Certification - what is it and how do I get it?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser, my boss asked me to look into a CMMI Certification. What is it and how do I get it? ~ Neil S.

Hey, Neil, what a great question!

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is more popular than ever. Given the increasing rate at which the Model is being adopted, sometimes we find ourselves so deep in conversations about organizational performance innovation and software process improvement that we forget that there are new people coming onboard every day. They hear their bosses tell them to find out about something called “CMMI certification” and go to Google for clues. So, welcome, Neil. The party’s just getting started!


That’s right, I said party! As a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser who has worked in the industry for many years, I’ve come to think of the CMMI as one big party, and everyone is invited!

Now, to answer your question, to begin with, the CMMI Institute discourages the phrase "CMMI certification" and instead likes us to refer to a company as having "achieved CMMI Level 2" (or Level 3, Level 4, Level 5). Note that organizations achieve CMMI, people do not. 

Many people use to the phrase "CMMI certification," so you often see it in the metatags of sites (like this one, Broadsword's, and the CMMI Institute's). But the truth is, you "achieve" a level of CMMI by building, deploying, and managing a process within your engineering and project management organizations that reflects the best-practices identified in the process areas of the CMMI model. Once institutionalization is apparent, you bring in a CMMI Institute-authorized SCAMPI Lead Appraiser to lead you through a SCAMPI Appraisal.

Depending on the appraisal type you select, it will result in either a gap analysis or a set of formal findings that identify your company as having achieved (or not achieved) CMMI Level 2, CMMI Level 3, Level 4 or Level 5.

So, while the phrase “CMMI certification” is common on Web sites and conversations throughout the industry, a better question is as follows: “How do we achieve a CMMI level rating?”

Let me repeat for clarity. You achieve a CMMI Rating ("a level") by building, deploying, and managing a process architecture within your engineering and project management organizations and you use the best practices identified in the process areas of the CMMI model to make it better. That's it! Once institutionalization is apparent, you can then engage with a CMMI Institute-certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser to lead you through a SCAMPI Appraisal. For many organizations, it makes sense to work with a CMMI consultant to help you decide when it is best to appraise your organization. There are many certified lead appraiser who can help you as a consultant as well.

But keep in mind: The CMMI is not about getting a CMMI certificate or achieving a CMMI Maturity Level. As I said above, the CMMI is more like a party, an ongoing celebration, a model to help guide you in your quest for becoming a great company … and you’re invited!

For more information, please feel free to visit the Broadsword web site, or check out our webinar, "All about CMMI!"

Webinar: "All about CMMI!"
Date/Time: April 18, 2016 @ noon EDT
Registration: Sign up here.

See you on the webinar!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How do we scale our agile approach to dealing with risk?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser – we’re a CMMI Level 3 organization that is trying to scale our value of having an agile way of dealing with risk. Where can we get information that will help support this goal? ~ Dan I.

Hey, Dan,

How cool that you’re taking an agile approach to risk management! Lately I'm seeing more and more CMMI adopters that are learning to take advantage of agile methods for a lighter, leaner approach to solving business problems incrementally and iteratively. For more information about scaling your value of having an agile way of dealing with risk across the enterprise, I recommend signing up for our webinar, “Managing Project Risk.”

One of the key take-aways from the webinar is the strategy of using what we call “CMMI questions” to scale your approach to addressing risk. CMMI questions come directly from the Model, which guides us to ask questions that will help us learn more about how we work.

For example, specific to this value, risk management, the CMMI guides us to gain more knowledge about the way we deal with risk. So the first CMMI question we need to ask, as we roll this out, is the following:

“What are the methods and techniques that we’re going to use to support the value of having an agile way of dealing with risk?”

It starts with our values. We want to approach risk management iteratively and incrementally. We want to get those issues of risk when they’re young, and deal with them in small pieces. We want to prioritize them and get them out of the way. Asking CMMI questions is a great way to do this.

I invite you to learn more strategies, tips and techniques for scaling your value of having an agile way of dealing with risk, by signing up for our webinar:

Webinar: “Everything You Need to Know: Managing Project Risk!”
Date/Time: Friday, March 25, 2016 @ noon EDT
Registration: Sign up here.

See you on the webinar!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Back by Popular Demand! Our “Process Quality Assurance” webinar

Hey, CMMI Appraiser,

One of the QA people in another division saw a webinar you hosted a few months ago that offered strategies, tips and techniques for improving the company’s quality program using CMMI. I hear it was very useful. Will this webinar air again, and if so, how can we get our people signed up? ~ Alan M.


Alan,

Great to hear someone from your company got value from the webinar! We invest a tremendous amount of time sharing our passion for performance innovation in the form of conference speeches, live seminars, blog posts, podcasts, videos, ebooks, articles, white papers and webinars, so it's always gratifying to get positive feedback. And your question comes at a good time – we’re providing the “Process Quality Assurance” webinar again this week!


Webinar: Everything You Need to Know about Process Quality Assurance!
Date/Time: March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Registration: Click here

What’s the webinar about?


On this webinar, CMMI L2 and L3 companies learn an engineering strategy that helps them emphasize quality over compliance, establish a structure for collecting improvement data, align the processes with the people who are using them. The upshot? You’ll know what it takes to drive higher quality and get greater results from your quality program.

Who is the webinar for?

The “Process Quality Assurance” webinar is designed to help CMMI L2 and L3 businesses that are …
  • Living in fear of the auditing process
  • Improperly focused on tracking incidences of non-compliance
  • Failing to get any better
What’s in it for YOU?

The “Process Quality Assurance” webinar helps businesses that want to …
  • Transform your quality program into something that actually helps the company improve
  • Gain visibility on how work in your company gets done
  • Understand what tools and standards your people really want to be successful
  • Create an environment in which quality resources are valuable partners on projects
  • Reduce the number of risks on your projects and forget the number of non-compliances game 
  • Build better products than your competitors who have a lot of chaos, late and over budget projects, too many meetings and unhappy customers
... and much more!

Take the first step to having a quality assurance program that works for you, not against you. Sign up for “Process Quality Assurance” today!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Is CMMI just one giant headache?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser, you know what I don’t get? Why people like you are convincing people like my boss that we should look at adopting CMMI, even though, our customers are not requiring that we adopt it. Who needs this headache? Seriously! ~ Tom B.

Tom, you know what I don’t get?

Even in this age of instant, worldwide communications and knowledge-sharing, I don't get why some really smart engineering and software professionals operate as though they have not heard the news that CMMI is 100% about solving business problems.

News flash, Tom!  CMMI doesn’t cause headaches. It cures them!

Look, let's not raise our voices.  I'm not trying to convince you or your boss to do anything. You seem to be laboring under the misconception that the CMMI is this heavy, command and control, document-centric cauldron of hard, dreary work and pure nonsense that tells you how to do your job.

C'mon, man! CMMI has none of that! CMMI does not tell you HOW to do anything. CMMI doesn't “require” anything. CMMI is simply a tool designed to help you solve business problems, including:

  • Change and improve requirements churn and volatility, so that you can spend less time and money on requirements
  • Be on-time and on-budget
  • Motivate your staff and make them better at what they do
  • Understand and deal with risk before it hurts you
  • Avoid having too many meetings, unhappy customers and unpredictable projects

And CMMI can do this whether you choose to be agile, Waterfall, or use any other set of methods.

That's probably why your boss is interested in CMMI, Tom.  Why not get ahead of the curve? Educate yourself on process improvement, performance innovation and CMMI by signing up for our FREE webinar, "All about CMMI” on Monday, March 14.

Click here to sign up.

Hope to see you on the Webinar!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A single program for CMMI, ISO and A-SPICE -- how does that work?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser. Our team has been reading your CMMI ebooks, and we have a question.  As a CMMI Level 3 supplier to the auto industry, we want to know more about aligning CMMI, ISO/TS and Auto SPICE into a single program for performance innovation. How does that work? ~ John M.

Hey, John,

Thanks for reading my CMMI eBooks!  I really love sharing my passion for performance innovation in conference speeches, live seminars, webinars, blog posts, podcasts, videos, ebooks, articles, white papers and more.  It's so cool that you're finding the ebooks useful!

You know, like you, a lot of companies that are CMMI ML2 or ML3 have been asking about integrating CMMI, ISO 9001 and A-SPICE into a single program for performance innovation.  So many that we created a webinar expressly for this purpose.  On "Integrating CMMI, ISO 9001 and A-SPICE," you'll learn to combine these frameworks and methods innovatively for greater results.


Webinar: Integrating CMMI, ISO 9001 and A-SPICE
Time: Friday, March 11 @ 12-1PM EST
Register: Click here

Why participate in the webinar?  You’ll learn to address practical, real world business problems, such as …

  • How to streamline and strengthen the way you so business
  • How to gain visibility into every aspect of the business
  • How to eliminate duplication and overlap in reporting
  • How to attract and retain top employees
  • How to prevent the loss of business and intellectual capital to competitors


Take the first step to aligning ISO/TS, CMMI and Auto SPICE and having better quality products and greater customer satisfaction. Sign up for “Multi-Model Improvement” today!

Like this blog? Forward to your nearest engineering or software exec!

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information.