First of all, Brian, congratulations on completing a self-assessment. That's the first step to improving you company, your products, and the satisfaction of your customers. You are on your way!
For a lot of organizations, the best time to look at adopting the CMMI is when you identify the need to change behaviors and establish an environment for operating like a great company – for the long term. For example:
If you are having trouble with estimates, CMMI can help make your estimates better.
If you are having trouble with late projects, CMMI can help improve predictability.
If your bosses are micromanaging you, CMMI can give them more information to help them understand what is going on with projects.
If you have a lot of tedious rework, CMMI can help avoid that by bringing clarity and validation to the process by making sure the requirements are right when you get them.
If you have unhappy customers, CMMI can help put a framework in place that helps you manage their expectations.
If you experience a lot of chaos in your business, CMMI can help you bring stability to that as well.
If you are interested in defining the Way you do business as a group, the CMMI can help you define your Way and be the great company that you are.
So what should you do next?
After watching the webinar, you'll be that much closer to getting started with CMMI. Please check back if we can offer further assistance.
In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you on the webinar!
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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.
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