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CMMI FAQs

What is the CMMI model and why should I obtain it?

CMMI is a process approach that provides organizations with the appropriate processes to improve their performance. CMMI was developed by a group of experts from industry, government, the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, and is administered by the CMMI Institute. CMMI has application to a wide variety of organizations, from small to large, across multiple sectors.

What is CMMI-DEV & CMMI-SVC?

CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) is a constellation of CMMI processes which address Software Development. Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process level improvement training and appraisal program. Administered by the CMMI Institute, a subsidiary of ISACA, it was developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). It is required by many United States Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Government contracts, especially in software development and services!

CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) is a constellation of CMMI processes which address Services Provision and is a collection of best practices with attention to service delivery and management. CMMI Services is an integrated and comprehensive methodology that focuses on improvement within an organization and its capability to efficiently and effectively deliver quality service offerings that meet market and customer needs. The CMMI for Services model is designed to support organizational initiatives to streamline process improvement and drive productivity.

What improvements should I expect post CMMI implementation?

Organizations can expect to see marked improvement in:

  • Consistency
  • Process Improvement
  • Cost Saving and reduction in rework
  • Distinguishing qualifier within the market place

What is SCAMPI?

SCAMPI (Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement), is an appraisal process that is used to determine and organization’s maturity level (1 through 5). The SCAMPI Appraisal process is performed by a certified Lead SCAMPI Appraisal and the appraisal method is administered and managed by the CMMI Institute.

What is CMMI 2.0?

CMMI v2.0 is defined to highlight critical capabilities common within companies, with an attention to performance practices and a focus on process improvement through repeatability and practice. CMMI global best practices enable organizations to build and benchmark the most common business challenges including:

  • Manage Work, Ensure Quality & Improve Performance
  • Develop Products & Deliver – Manage Services
  • Manage Suppliers
  • Manage Workforce & Support Implementation
  • Sustain Habit Persistence & Manage Business Resilience

The CMMI Institute, on March 28, 2018, released its newest version of the CMMI model – CMMI v2.0 specifically for Development. On December 4, 2018 the CMMI Institute expanded the CMMI V2.0 product suite with the release of CMMI for Services and CMMI for Supplier Management.

What is a Benchmark Appraisal?

With the new launch of CMMI 2.0, CMMI Institute has announced that Benchmark appraisal are replacing SCAMPI A appraisals can result in maturity level rating which will be valid for 3 years.

When does my organization need to transition to CMMI-DEV 2.0 and/or CMMI-SVC 2.0?

The last day an appraisal can be conducted using CMMI v1.3 is September 30, 2020.

Does everyone in an organization need formal CMMI development training?

The short answer is, no. The only required personnel that need formal training are those that plan to participate as an Appraisal Team Member (ATM).

Looking to upgrade CMMI 2.0?

If you already have a CMMI v1.3 you will have to upgrade to CMMI v2.0. TiQHUB Consultants can guide you to a successful upgrade or to a new CMMI Implementation.

How can TIQHUB consulting services help me?

TiQHUB Consulting Services’ team members are seasoned CMMI Consultants. Our team works with all levels of public and private organizations, both large and small in their CMMI Development and Services initiatives. Our trained CMMI Consultants will work with your organization in:

  • Leading strategic planning and scope exercises,
  • Development and implementation of all process requirements,
  • Training – process implementation, CMMI Model, and Appraisal training
  • Preparation and support for a CMMI appraisal–referred to as SCAMPI (Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement)