CMMI Appraisal Preparation

We can help your organization prepare for your SCAMPI-A CMMI appraisal and accelerate your implementation of CMMI best practices

Gap Analysis / Current State Analysis:

  • Where is your organization? Are your processes matured to CMMI ML-2 or ML-3?
  • Which process areas need improvement?
  • What level of effort is needed to move your organization to the next Maturity Level?

Process Improvement Strategy and Roadmap: We’ll help with strategic advice or just answer questions about how to implement a CMMI-based process improvement strategy. We can help make the case for process improvement to your management, or help the staff understand the value of CMMI, Agile, or Organizational Change Management. Our Consultants are qualified to address your most complex issues.

We provide fully-baked, time tested, CMMI-compliant Process Definitions based on our extensive library of documentation developed over the past 6 years. Our extensive and comprehensive process documentation accelerates the development, tailoring, and implementation of CMMI-compliant organizational policies and procedures.

We have CMMI Appraisal Team Members!

Are you a lead appraiser or an organization scheduling a SCAMPI A or SCAMPI B appraisal? Need ATM’s? Our Appraisal Team Members are available to assist on your appraisals.  We’re prepared to help however possible to make your CMMI appraisal successful.  Our ATM’s have an average of 25 years experience in IT technical management and IT project management.

  • CMMI-DEV – Development:  Our consultants have years of experience in software development and in the management of software development teams.
  • CMMI-SVC – Services:  Our consultants have delivered IT services using multiple frameworks, primarily the ITIL framework (IT Infrastructure Library). We regularly consultant with companies to help them transition to the ITIL framework, so we have the perfect experience to contribute as ATM’s for CMMI-SVC.
  • CMMI-ACQ – Acquisition:  Yes! Our consultants are qualified as ATM’s for CMMI-ACQ. We have practicing managers and professionals from large acquisition organizations who contribute as ATM’s for CMMI-ACQ.  ATM’s are knowledgable in FAR and DFARS for the U.S. federal government.

IT Project Management using PMBOK Best Practices

Our approach to Project Management is based on the Project Management Institute PMBOK – Project Management Body of Knowledge. We have PMP certified professionals available for assignments to deliver value for your organization. Our team will:
IT Project Management PMBOK Best Practices, CMMI, Agile, Scrum, XP

  • Effectively manage project resources
  • Align projects to the strategic goals of the organization
  • Improve tracking and reporting on project status
  • Reduce the time and money spent on ensuring projects are brought to a successful conclusion
  • Improve the selection of the right project at the right time

Recent assignments:

  • Assist the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves transition 24,000 workstations from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
  • Align ITIL-based business processes for Configuration Management, Release & Deployment, and Service Validation & Testing to ITIL best practices at a large civilian federal agency. Implemented new business processes, tools, PMO governance.
  • Implemented a new ACD automated call distribution system for (6) call centers at a federal agency. 200+ users, integration with Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Other Frameworks for IT Best Practices

ITIL / ITSM Framework

Everyone seems to be an ITIL expert these days. But we’ve been on the ground actually doing the work. Our differentiator is that we provide real value. We’ve used ITIL to reduce the cost of IT services. Services are delivered more efficiently per metrics. Customer satisfaction is improved. Our area of concentration has been on Service Transition: Service Validation & Testing, Release and Deployment Management, Change Management, Configuration Management, Transition Planning & Support. We also have deep experience in Service Desk Operations, especially establishing/negotiating Service Desk SLA’s and implementing ACD systems.

Agile XP and Scrum

We’ve leveraged XP for test driven development, code refactoring, pair programming, and continuous systems integration. Scrum has been useful for re-organizing teams per Agile concepts such as the product backlog, sprint planning, and the adoption of user stories. We’ve managed Agile system test teams, mentored product owners, served as Scrum masters, and helped PMO’s organize Scrum-of-Scrums. Personnel from nSight Management Services have multiple Agile certifications including the significant PMI-ACP, Agile Certified Practitioner, from the Project Management Institute.