DQS Certification India Private Limited is an Authorized Transition Partner with SEI (Software Engineering Institute), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA to provide CMMI® Assessment and Training Services also known as CMMI Product Suite Services.

DQS Certification India Private Limited in partnership with AFAQ-EAQA, AFNOR Groupe, (http://www.afnor.org/), the 5th largest Certification and Inspection Organization of the world, also provides management system certification services.

Note: CMMI® and SCAMPI(SM) represent the registered trademark and service marks of the Software Engineering Institute, SEI, of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA

CMMI Assessment

CMMI Appraisal Strategy

CMMI Assessments like assessments based on SCAMPI Assessment Methods provide you with a report card on your Process Improvement Efforts. These CMMI Assessments also help you in prioritizing the areas of improvement and facilitate the development of strategy for consolidating the process improvements on a sustainable basis. The benefits that might be observed end the end of a CMMI Assessment cycle can be as follows:

  • Reduction of rework
  • Improvement in customer satisfaction
  • Projects on time and within budget
  • Employees see benefits
  • Reduction in cost

We can provide SEI Authorized Lead Appraisers, SEI Authorized High Maturity Lead Appraisers to carry out CMMI SCAMPI assessments in your organization.

We plan the CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal depending upon the organizational need as identified during Organizational Process Focus. The CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal planning process carried out by us is in full compliance to SEI Methodology and covers the following aspects:

  • Base-lining of Appraisal Objectives with Appraisal Sponsor
  • Mapping of Appraisal Objectives with Organizational Objectives
  • Determination of Focus Projects
  • Determination of Organizational Representation (Sampling) on Project basis and People-basis
  • Appraisal Resources and Appraisal Team Strategy
  • Planning of Appraisal Schedule
  • Appraisal Output Determination
  • Appraisal Constraints Determination
  • Appraisal Risk Management

CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal Classes

The SCAMPI family of appraisals includes Class A, B, and C appraisal methods.

SCAMPI A is the most rigorous method and the only method that can result in a rating.

SCAMPI B provides options in model scope, but the characterization of practices is fixed to one scale and is performed on implemented practices.

SCAMPI C provides a wide range of options, including characterization of planned approaches to process implementation according to a scale defined by the user.

Using SCAMPI B, every practice in the appraisal scope is characterized on a three point scale indicating the risk of CMMI goal satisfaction if the observed practices were deployed across the organizational unit. Model scope is not limited to the Process Areas but could include sets of related practices.

SCAMPI C can be scoped at any level of granularity and the scale can be tailored to the appraisal objectives, which might include the fidelity of observed practices to model/goal achievement or the return on investment to the organization from implementing practices.

Reliability, rigor, and cost might go down from A to B to C, but risk might go up.

Characteristics of CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal Classes

Characteristic Class A Class B Class C
Amount of objective evidence High Medium Low
Ratings generated Yes No No
Resource needs High Medium Low
Team size Large Medium Small

Note: Some of the contents of these pages have been taken from SEI web-site at the following link: http://www.sei.cmu.edu/appraisal-program/appraisal-classes.html

Publishing of CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal Results

Once the SCAMPI Appraisal is completed by our SEI CMMI Authorized Lead Appraiser, the AppraisaL The SEI publishes the Appraisal results on the PARS page. To find out more, see the Published Appraisal Results page. You can also view the Maturity Profiles, which demonstrate the use of SEI models and appraisal methods.
The intended goal and purpose of the CMMI Model and the SCAMPIsm family of appraisal methods is for process improvement. The outcome, which is entirely dependent on the organization implementing it, is a measurable increase in the quality of the products developed with a better ability to predict the time and budget needed to perform the development. The goal is to increase the organization’s ability to reliably develop products and services in a repeatable fashion with continual improvement.

Click here to view the Published Appraisal Results List on SEI PARS (Published Appraisal) web-site

Note: Some of the contents of these pages have been taken from SEI web-site at the following link:
http://sas.sei.cmu.edu/pars/

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