Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What Training do I need to be a CMMI V2.0 ATM?

Dear Appraiser,

My company just told me I was slated to be a CMMI V2.0 Appraisal Team Member next year, and they asked me to go get trained.  What do I need to do?  ~Manny

Thanks Manny.  Congratulations?

Being on an appraisal team is a great experience no matter what Jimmy Stewart thinks!  But, there are some pre-requisites.

All CMMI V2.0 Appraisal Team Members must now be "Certified CMMI Associates."  Here's how you make that happen:

If you have NEVER taken the official CMMI v1.3 Introduction to CMMI Class:

- Sign up for the 3-day set of classes, now called "Foundations of Capability" (2 day) and "Building DevExcellence" (1 day)

- Use the 30-day license you get before class for the  CMMI Viewer tool to study up on the model

- Attend the 3-days of training

- Sit for, and pass, the CMMI V2.0 Associate Exam

If you HAVE taken the official CMMI v1.3 Introduction to CMMI class

-either take the class (above) or sign up for the online CMMI v1.3 to CMMI v2.0 transition course at  (3 day V2.0 class is recommended)

- Sit for, and pass, the CMMI V2.0 Associate Exam

Once you've completed one of these options, you'll should purchase an annual license to the model viewer for $400 in order to have access during the appraisal.  Your appraisal is a long time out, and there could be changes between now and then. 

Good luck!

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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 training classes and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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