Friday, November 6, 2015

I need to know EVERYTHING about CMMI - where to begin?

Dear CMMI Appraiser – Help!  I need to know everything about CMMI!  Where to begin?

Dear Readers,

When you need to know everything about CMMI, you have options.  But in my humble opinion, the best place to start is with the “Everything You NEED to Know” webinar series from Broadsword.

Check it out and you’ll see what I mean.  The "Everything You NEED to Know” series take a different approach to CMMI.  Rather than focusing on documents, forms and CMMI ratings, each webinar helps you focus on the fact that Process Improvement, Agile, and CMMI are about improving and changing the way your company behaves, so that you can improve performance, build stronger products and have happier customers.

Click here to view all webinars, and sign up:

November 10th and 20th: “Everything You Need to Know: PPQA!” -- On “PPQA!” you’ll learn about an engineering strategy that leverages the Process and Product Quality Assurance (PPQA) process area in the CMMI to help you emphasize quality over compliance, and be the great company you want to be.

November 12th: “Everything You Need to Know: CMMI for Extra Small Companies!” -- Are you a small IT or engineering firm (< 25 people) that is blocked from bidding on lucrative, multi-year government contracts because you haven’t figured out how to take advantage of the value of CMMI? Check out “Everything You Need to Know: CMMI for Extra Small Companies!”

November 13th: “Everything You Need to Know: Implementing Multiple Process Models!” -- Implementing Multiple Process Models (IMPM) is an engineering strategy that integrates CMMI, Auto SPICE and ISO/TS into a single program for performance innovation.

November 16th: “Everything You Need to Know: CMMI!” -- So your boss wants you to know EVERYTHING about CMMI? Sign up for the introductory Webinar that started it all!

November 17th: “Everything You Need to Know: Agile Transformation!” -- Do you dream of escaping the heavy-handed, command-and-control Waterfall practices, and embracing all the benefits of being Agile? Check out “Everything You NEED to Know about Agile Transformation!”

November 18th: “Everything You Need to Know: Agile Resiliency!" -- By participating in this webinar, you'll come away with an understanding of the work that needs to be done to strengthen agile in a way that makes sense for your organization, while staying true to agile methods.

November 19th: “Everything You Need to Know: Project Management!” -- Management is an engineering strategy that helps companies become the company they want to be by learning to stop doing Performance Management to people, and start doing it for them, giving them the resources they need to be great employees.

These are just a few opportunities for you to get better at what you are ALREADY doing this month, using tools like CMMI to guide your journey.  Even more cool happenings are unfolding next month.

Hope to see you on a webinar soon!

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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