Thursday, June 18, 2015

What Can We Expect from CMMI Training?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser – a couple people from our Appraisal Team will need to register for CMMI training this fall.  What can we expect from your CMMI training class? ~ Harris S.

Hey, Harris – thanks for your interest in our CMMI training classes!  Our next two courses on Introduction to CMMI-DEV are being held in September, and I can't wait!  It’s another exciting opportunity for me to do what I love best – helping people get on the path to being a great company.

What defines greatness in a company?  We think greatness in an individual and in a company is the ability to transform from where you are now to where you want to be.  For software and engineering executives who dream of having all the benefits of being agile, combined with the resiliency and rigor of a scalable operational model, you need a path to get there.
It should be no surprise to hear that success doesn't just happen.  Being a great company takes training and preparation. It takes being tested with assessments on your readiness to adopt philosophy or methodology you are adopting. And it takes professional consulting to guide the agileCMMI adoption, or whatever performance improvement model you are pursuing.

The first step 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.


Our classes are quite a 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.


Our next two courses being presented on the following dates and locations:

Register for INTRODUCTION TO CMMI TRAINING: Southeastern, MI - September 9-11

Register for INTRODUCTION TO CMMI TRAINING: Fairfax, VA -September 23-25

We hope to see you in class!

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

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff pioneered agileCMMI, the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement. He 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 for more information about engineering strategy, performance innovation, software process improvement and running a successful CMMI program.

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