Thursday, September 29, 2011

Broadsword announces "Introduction to CMMI v1.3" Training Class in November

Broadsword Announces new CMMI Training in November

CMMI Version 1.3 is here!  Be among the first to attend this great class!

Earn 24 PDU's for your PMI certification!
This 3-day SEI Authorized CMMI Training course provides attendees with a detailed overview of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).  It provides systems engineers, software developers, project managers, and process professionals with an understanding of how to use the CMMI, a model that is the defacto standard and leading framework for software process improvement.
Your instructor is Jeff Dalton, a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, Candidate SCAMPI Appraiser Observer, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations.  Jeff has taught this class to well over 1000 students and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.
Completion of this course is recommended for anyone with an interest in improving software and engineering product development processes, and is required for those who wish to participate in a CMM SCAMPI Appraisal, those who wish to enroll in Intermediate Concepts of CMMI, and those who wish to undergo CMMI SCAMPI Lead Appraiser training or CMMI Instructor training.      

When:       November 2nd-4th, 2011 /  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1:00PM on the 4th)
Where:      Troy, MI
                 Central Michigan University
                 1650 Research Drive
                 Troy, MI 48083
Size:          Maximum of 20 (register early!)
Tuition:     $1300 (that's more than 30% off!)

If you need to register using a Purchase Order please call 248.341.3367 or email

Bonus Content!  You won't get this from anyone else!
In addition to the SEI Authorized course material, your instructor will present two Broadsword exclusive course modules.  These modules have proven to be the highlight of the course and are only offered by Broadsword:
  • The Secrets of SCAMPI Appraisals
A survey of the SCAMPI Appraisal method and a look inside an actual CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal
  • Agile CMMI: Process Innovation at the Speed of Life
A discussion about the compatibility of CMMI with Agile computing methods and how to apply process maturity in an agile setting
What's include with this course?                                                          
  • Three day v1.3 SEI authorized course
  • SEI Authorized training materials
  • Broadsword exclusive training materials
  • Course completion certificate provided by the SEI
  • A copy of CMMI: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement
  • Breakfast and lunch all three days
  • Carnegie-Mellon University Continuing Education Units or 24 PMI PDUs
  • CMMI v1.3 quick-reference card
  • CMMI v1.3 Reference Poster
If you have questions please email us at or call us at 248.341.3367 and we would be happy to assist you.
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    What is Capability Maturity Model(CMM)
    Capability Maturity Model (CMM) broadly refers to a process improvement approach that is based on a process model. CMM also refers specifically to the first such model, developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in the mid-1980s, as well as the family of process models that followed. A process model is a structured collection of practices that describe the characteristics of effective processes; the practices included are those proven by experience to be effective.

    CMM can be used to assess an organization against a scale of five process maturity levels. Each level ranks the organization according to its standardization of processes in the subject area being assessed. The subject areas can be as diverse as software engineering, systems engineering, project management, risk management, system acquisition, information technology (IT) services and personnel management.

    CMM was developed by the SEI at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. It has been used extensively for avionics software and government projects, in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa.Currently, some government departments require software development contract organization to achieve and operate at a level 3 standard.

    The Capability Maturity Model was initially funded by military research. The United States Air Force funded a study at the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute to create a model (abstract) for the military to use as an objective evaluation of software subcontractors. The result was the Capability Maturity Model, published as Managing the Software Process in 1989. The CMM is no longer supported by the SEI and has been superseded by the more comprehensive Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
    Maturity Model

    The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) is a way to develop and refine an organization’s processes. The first CMM was for the purpose of developing and refining software development processes. A maturity model is a structured collection of elements that describe characteristics of effective processes. A maturity model provides:
    a place to start

    the benefit of a community’s prior experiences

    a common language and a shared vision

    a framework for prioritizing actions

    a way to define what improvement means for your organization

    A maturity model can be used as a benchmark for assessing different organizations for equivalent comparison. It describes the maturity of the company based upon the project the company is dealing with and the clients..........more
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