What is SCAMPI?
SCAMPI stands for Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement. Assessments in CMMI are conducted using the SCAMPI Methodology. Under this methodology appraisal ratings are provided by an appraisal team to the process areas under assessment for the capability level (for process areas) or the maturity level (for an organizational unit). CMMI has provided a document for SCAMPI methodology known as SCAMPI MDD. SCAMPI MDD can be downloaded from SEI website – SCAMPI Method Definition Document (MDD) .
Different SCAMPI Classes
Under SCAMPI methodology SCAMPI has defined three classes namely A, B and C.
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.
If we summarise these methods, we can say:
- SCAMPI A: Results in rating. Involves high amount of objective evidences, resources and team size.
- SCAMPI B: Does not result in rating. Involves medium amount of objective evidences, resources and team size.
- SCAMPI C: Does not result in rating. Involves small amount of objective evidences, resources and team size.
What is required for CMMI SCAMPI C Class?
CMMI SCAMPI C assessment can be scoped at any level i.e. process area, goal, or practice. So organization can choose specific Process Areas, Specific Goals or Specific Practice for their Appraisal Scope.Â In CMMI SCAMPI C Assessment, Appraisal teams can be as small as one person and only Lead Appraiser can do the assessment. There is no compulsion of Data corroboration and findings validation. There are no specific requirements regarding the sources of objective evidence i.e. documents and interviews.
SCAMPI C Method 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.
Characterization of examined CMMI components can be done using a different scale on the basis degree determined for implementation during appraisal. This can be classified as Yellow, Red Green, where Red means low level of implementation and Green â€“ high level of implementation.
DQS Indiaâ€™s services for SCAMPI C and other Assessments
DQS India is an authorised SEI Partner and provides services for CMMI Consulting, CMMI Training and CMMI Assessment. We have conducted various CMMI Assessments for different CMMI Models available around the world including countries like USA, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Vietnam etc. You can view the DQS India Profile on SEI Website (now CMMI Institute) – http://partners.clearmodel.com/partners/dqsindia/. We provide services for all types of SCAMPI Assessments including A, B and C Scampi Assessments.
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