Is It Time for a CMMI Re-appraisal?
As the holidays fall upon us and the year winds down, we’re often too busy finishing up our 2012 tasks to consider what awaits us in the following year. Save yourself some trouble and start planning now! Remember to look at the expiration date of your CMMI assessment and see how close you are to the 3-year expiration date.
Now, I am as much a procrastinator as the next guy, but let us not forget that there is planning involved in preparing for a SCAMPI appraisal. A gap analysis needs to happen to ensure no slippage, consultants need to be contracted, projects need to be selected and SCAMPIs scheduled. All in all, it takes most organizations almost a full year of planning to prepare for the “renewal” appraisal… not to mention to get the line items in the budget.
We encourage all of our clients (and everyone else!) to avoid a gap in their ratings, so it’s important to plan ahead so that the appraisals overlap. Is it required that no gaps occur? No. But, we recommend it and we’re here to help!
In fact, DCG is proud to say that we have recently helped CCH Canadian Limited achieve their Maturity Level 2 for the 3rd time running. Way to go guys!!
If you need help preparing for your re-appraisal – or if you have any CMMI questions – please leave a comment below!
Process Improvement/Measurement Specialist, Certified Introduction to CMMI Instructor and Six Sigma Green Belt