24th April, 2013
As we all know CMMI Maturity Levels starts from Maturity Level 2 and goes up to Maturity Level 5. With each level some Process Areas (PAs) are added and with these PAs comes the additional responsibility of better integration between Team Members and Teams, Better Management Insight into the Projectâ€™s Health, Better results, More Customer Satisfaction. But all these are improvements depends on the Processes followed by Teams and Team Members. Better the Processes and Integration between Processes better the end results. For this CMMI suggests Process Improvement.
CMMI has categorised Process Areas related to Processes in the category of Process Management. Process Management process areas contain activities related to documenting, planning, deploying, monitoring, and improving processes.
In CMMI for Dev version 1.3 following Process Areas are available in Process Management category:
As we can see here Process Improvement focus starts with Maturity Level 3 with the Definition/Defining of the Processes at the Organizational Level (OPD) and starts focusing Process Improvement (OPF) at organizational level and also provides Organizational Training (OT) related to Processes and their Implementation by different roles in the organization.
At Maturity Level 4, CMMI has Organizational Process Performance (OPP) Process Area that deals with the Process Performance through measuring the Performance using Statistical Tools like Minitab, Crystal Ball.
At Maturity Level 5, CMMI has Organizational Performance Management (OPM) that helps in the management of the organizationâ€™s performance to meet the business goals, proactively.
Broadly speaking Process Improvement in a CMMI Organization has following steps:
DQS India has CMMI Consultants with expertise in the Process Development and Improvement for a CMMI Organization.
We provide guidance and support for all activities related to CMMI Process Improvement. We conduct Process Gap Analysis, Process Documentation, Maintenance, Training for Processes, Implementation Guidance and Evaluation, Comprehensive Process Improvement Planning, Piloting and Evaluation.
With our support you can be rest sure that your Process Improvement will move in the right direction with right thrust.
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Reference Material taken from www.dqsindia.com
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