Monday, November 2, 2015

How do you stack up against other great companies? The 2016 Capability Challenge is ON!

Dear Readers,

If you’ve been reading this blog lately, you know how excited we are about the 2016 Capability Counts conference (formerly SEPG North America), coming to Annapolis, MD this spring. One of the ways our host, the CMMI Institute, is building up to the event is with a tournament for engineering and software companies to compete to see who can tell the best capability improvement story.

It’s called the 2016 Capability Challenge, and it's YOURS to ...

Yes, the 2016 Capability Challenge is still accepting applications from great companies that have the stories to prove why they are better than the competition.  Here's what's in it for YOU:
  • Visibility
  • Community engagement
  • Industry recognition 
  • Hardware for the trophy case
  • Opportunity to collect data relevant to your ROI

It works like this: All of the applicants will be divided into groups of four companies. Each applicant will tell their story and be interviewed in a 15-minute segment on a webinar hosted by the CMMI Institute and facilitated by SPaMCast celebrity Tom Cagely. At the end of each webinar, the audience will vote for the best story. The winners will move on to face a slate of other semi-finalists at the conference.

The contest begins online with webinars, and concludes in person, with the final two rounds taking place on the stage at Capability Counts 2016 in Annapolis, MD on May 10-11, where you'll present your story in front of the entire community – giving everyone a chance to hear about your successes.

So tell us your story! What business challenges or problems were you trying to solve when you launched your improvement program? Why should your deployment be considered successful or unique? What lessons can others learn from your approach?

Convince your entire industry that you’re good at what you do – better than all the rest – and you’ll walk away the winner!

Get started sharing your capability improvement story today. Click here to accept the 2016 Capability Challenge!

See you in Annapolis!

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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.

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