Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's time for our re-appraisal. What version of CMMIshould we use?

Hey Jeff,

We’re up for our second CMMI appraisal.  We want to know when CMMI v1.3 was released, and can we still use CMMI v1.2?

_ Blz

Hey, Blz,

I hope you have a jar of marmalade handy.  Because, as of today, CMMI v1.2 is toast.

Here’s what’s happened since your last appraisal:

·      CMMI v1.3 was released around this time last year by the good folks at the SEI.

·      SCAMPI v1.3 was released in March 2011.

·      CMMI v1.2, as of today, is toast.  Retired.  Kaput!

Soooooo.... that means three things:

            You can no longer conduct a CMMI v1.2 appraisal. Well, you COULD conduct one, but it just would not be accepted by the SEI!  So if your CMMI Consultant tells you to do it, don't. If he does, you should "retire" him too!

·         You can now conduct your CMMI v1.3 Appraisal against SCAMPI v1.3 or SCAMPI v1.2 until March 2012.  Got a headache yet?

·         Then SCAMPI v1.2 will be toast, too.  After March 2012 everything will be in harmony - SCAMPI v1.3 and CMMI v1.3.  yayyyyyy!

    I've stopped teaching the CMMI v1.2 course in my CMMI Training classes already.  I don't think I've taught one since last December.

Got it?

Now get outta here, Blz.  With all this talk about toast and SCAMPI you’re making me hungry!

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

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