3rd July, 2014
In the past, the Software Engineering Institute had a policy that they considered the CMMI Appraisal results as a point in time results and there was no provision for change in name on the Published Appraisal Results website. Currently, on the request of various Lead Appraisers and Appraisal Sponsors, CMMI Institute has developed a policy in this regard.
As per this policy, only the name of the organization can be changed with respect to the Appraisal Results subject to the fact that the Organizational Unit (OU) under Appraisal is intact and there have been no change in process or work-methodologies. Other details of the Appraisal Results cannot be changed.
There is a Name Change Request Form that is available with the Lead Appraiser. Lead Appraiser can prepare the form, sign it and have it signed by the Appraisal Sponsor and then submit to the CMMI Institute as Name Change Request. CMMI Institute can decide the case on merit. The final decision rests with the CMMI Institute.
Lead Appraiser has the onus of verifying the facts in this case and typically a Lead Appraiser will evaluate the following facts before he or she recommends the case to CMMI Institute:
(a) Confirm that the name change has not affected the processes in use
(b) Verify Official Documents from state or local government verifying the organization’s change of name
(c) Confirm that the Organizational Unit (OU), as originally appraised, is still intact and working in the same manner with similar processes
(d) Confirm whether there is a merger with any other organization or if there is a change in the shareholders pattern
(e) Details regarding the Management Team of the Organization and the Organizational Unit as originally appraised. Details of changes in management
(f) Details in processes and work-methodologies
(g) Details of change in location
(h) Details of changes in staff
(i) Any other possibility that has affected the existing processes
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