21st September, 2013
CMMI Lead Appraisers are the authorised (by CMMI Institute) personnel to provide the ratings for Process Area Ratings to an organization after conducting the formal SCAMPI Assessment (A, B or C). Selecting them for your SCAMPI Assessment could be the tedious task for you. Selecting the CMMI Lead Appraisers (Assessor) takes into account the various parameters. In this post, we will discuss some of these deciding parameters.
First and foremost important factor is the check for Qualification required for you SCAMPI Assessment. If your organization is going for High Maturity Assessment (CMMI Maturity Level 4 or 5), then you must check the Qualification of the appraisers and make sure that the Appraiser has acquired the CMMI High Maturity Qualification from CMMI Institute, which makes him eligible to conduct the assessment.
Before going for assessment you should check and confirm the total costing for the SCAMPI Assessment with the Appraiser. There are various costing involved with the Assessment including costing for the trave, accommodation, team, training. These costing should also be decided and agreed between both of you.
You should also find out the past such appraisals conducted by the Appraiser. You can use this link to view all appraisals conducted by the appraiser – https://sas.cmmiinstitute.com/pars/pars.aspx
You can filter the results and can use your browser’s FIND facility to search the name of the appraiser to see the details.
You can ask CMMI Appraiser for client’s references from appraiser’s past assignments. And CMMI Appraiser will not be reluctant in providing similar clients references to you. And if he is reluctant to provide such references it would be better for you to avoid him.
Once you have references you can confirm with them about satisfaction level of the services received from the same. After your satisfaction with the references, you can initiate working with the appraiser.
Generally organizations select or hire CMMI Appraisers based on word of mouth from fellow organizations. Before hiring you can check their complete CMMI Services Profile at the SEI Partners (now CMMI Institute) website at – http://partners.clearmodel.com/find-partner-organization/.
You can hire DQS India for any CMMI Appraisers for CMMI for Development and CMMI for Services models. For detailed profile you can visit CMMI Institute website located at – http://partners.clearmodel.com/partner/dqs-certification-india-private-limited/
For contact Information visit DQS India Contact Page.
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