Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement approach developed by the Software Engineering Institute. The CMMI framework provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization. CMMI helps integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes.
The consulting and facilitation support provided by Dynamic Strategies® for CMMI covers:
Gap Analysis & Overall Action Plan
Dynamic Strategies® perform a gap analysis for selected engineering teams. The gap analysis will provide a more refined list of required actions, which will be prioritized according to the organization's business goals. This prioritization will allow the organization to achieve early gains in process improvement, as well as an orderly and incremental implementation of processes and procedures.
The business challenge: The client had established a process methodology for project execution. This methodology had templates and manual but was lacking in procedures and guidelines. Additionally, it had no processes defined for sustenance, small projects and global delivery model. Projects used only a few parts of the methodology, resulting in discrepant project management and inconsistent SDLC practices across different projects. There were no project level metrics to track project performance through different phases of lifecycle.
Model-driven Process Improvement consulting: A number of models and frameworks (such as SW-CMM, CMMI, ISO and SPICE) are available to provide guidance for designing & implementing software process improvement. The right selection & interpretation of models is critical to direct software process improvement efforts in a systematic manner in any organization. Dynamic Strategies® has demonstrated expertise of leveraging standards and frameworks such as ISO, SW-CMM, CMMI and PCMM and leverage the strengths of an organization to achieve optimum results.
Model Independent Process Improvement consulting: For challenges in specific areas such as quantitative process management, productivity gain, cycle time reduction, defect reduction, configuration management and effective program management, a suitable process improvement initiative is designed considering business environment, objectives and constraints.
Quality function management: As part of managing the IT operations effectively, outsourcing the entire quality function helps in improving operational efficiency in a cost effective manner. We provide complete quality function management services including Planning for quality function in an organization, initiating quality function in an organization (SEPG), setting up quality infrastructure, identification of focus groups and definition of roles and responsibilities.
CMMI can help
Advantage Dynamic Strategies®
- Participative approach to process improvement;
- Wealth of software engineering knowledge and best practices;
- Right-weight processes for sensible implementation;
- Training and Implementation support;
- Professional experience in successfully implementing process strategies for software products and services organizations.