If you’ve been following this CMMI Appraiser for a while, you know that, as the front man for the organizational process and performance improvement band called Broadsword, I do a lot of shows, all over the world. And just about everywhere I go, I get the same question from software and engineering professionals:
"Do we need CMMI training?"
The first thing I always recommend is to make sure you understand exactly what you are asking about. Let's start with the basics:
WHAT IS CMMI-DEV TRAINING?
The Introduction to CMMI for Development training course is a 3-day class that we teach in cities like San Diego, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City. The class is recommended for software engineers, software developers, project managers, business analysts and line managers. It is an opportunity to learn how software process improvement works, and how to improve the performance of your software or engineering organization.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER CMMI TRAINING?
- The company is interested in improving software and engineering performance
- Management wants an approach to remedy consistently late or over-budget projects
- The team needs a way to make its work sustainable and scalable
WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE CMMI TRAINING?
WHY ARE THESE CMMI CLASSES DIFFERENT?
Our classes are a little bit different from some of the other CMMI training classes, because we infuse agile concepts into our classes. For example, instead of some of the standard training exercises, we include:
- How to play Planning Poker
- How to use Fibonacci sequencing for your estimates
- How to do agile program planning
- How to perform retrospective
And many other hands-on things that you’ll want to learn to participate in today’s programs using Scrum, Kanban or other methods
WHERE TO TAKE A CLASS?
Our next two courses being presented on the following dates and locations:
INTRODUCTION TO CMMI TRAINING: LIVONIA, MI
February 11-13, 2015
Register for "Introduction to CMMI-DEV" in Livonia
INTRODUCTION TO CMMI TRAINING: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
March 4-6, 2015
Register for "Introduction to CMMI-DEV" in Colorado Springs
We hope to see you in February or March!
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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.