Monday, September 3, 2012

What are some fun ways to introduce CMMI to our team?

Hey Appraiser,

Most of the people I meet who talk about CMMI are BORING and don't seem to have any fun!  When they present to our engineers it really turns them off.  What should I do?  ~Ross T.

zzzzzzzz., oh, hold on while I wake up, that instructor was talking about something.....

Ross, I totally know what you mean.  Sometimes, depending on the speaker, a CMMI Instructor can come off as very academic and boring.  But it's not a total loss.  There are plenty of energetic, smart, and engaging people out in our community talking about CMMI.

One thing you might try is introducing your staff the to the CMMI Song.  Yes!  There is one.  It's called "I Learn the CMMI"and here's the YouTube link to the song and the lyrics.

Here's the MP3 link on the SEI website:

Another thing to show them is fantastic little video my friend James Peachey created in Xtranormal about a CMMI Appraisal interview:

So don't lose hope.  There are plenty of entertaining, fun, and energetic CMMI professionals out there.


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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead AppraiserCertified 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.

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