CMMi Implementation Approach

Implementing any new system within a company is often a challenge and this holds true when a company decides to implement the CMMI® model. There are some activities that can help ensure a successful and somewhat stress-free implementation and I’m going to describe eight actions that can increase the likelihood of success when implementing the CMMI® model into your company or organization.

The first step is senior management support and if senior management is not fully on-board to support the CMMI® implementation, then don’t even try. One senior manager, the sponsor, must vocalize their full support of the CMMI® often. He/she must also show support by providing personnel time to work on process improvement, provide the funding, and most importantly follow the processes himself/herself. Following are the other 8 steps:

Step 1: Initial interaction / Gap analysis
1-day comprehensive interaction with team members to understand business operations and processes etc. at the corporate office and carry out the gap analysis & Identifying & Defining SEPG Resources & Scope

Step 2: CMMi Overview Training
The 1-day training will be planned with all projects managers and departmental heads to explain about CMMi and its use. At the end of the training, a Q&A session will also be done to clarify the doubts.

Step 3: Process documentation: Processes & SOPs
We will define QMS at the organization level basis the Gap analysis report and by mapping the gaps with CMMi practice areas. Once all the processes and associated artifacts (Templates, Checklists Guidelines etc.) are defined, we will roll out it.

Following would be the outcome of this process
– Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
– Process templates, Forms, Checklist, Guidelines
– Master list of business processes / standard operating procedures – function-wise
– Coding and other standards
– Metric Definition & Periodic Data Collection strategy
– Tools and their use

Step 4: Training of all the processes
Once QMS is defined, we will start providing Training on processes to all the relevant stakeholders as per their roles and involvement.

Step 5: Process Implementation
All the processes will be implemented through meetings in-person or virtually with projects managers at planned intervals. During discussion Consultant will explain the objective of the project processes to organizational resources and as per the discussion, processes will be implemented.

Step 6: Internal Auditor training
Internal audit training will be provided to a few organizational resources. The number of resources (Internal Auditor) will be identified basis on the organizational size and type of projects and their size.

Step 7: Internal Audit
Internal audit will be done with the help of resources (Internal Auditor) identified with the organization. The internal audit reports will be shared with respective projects/functions and planning will be done to ensure the closure of audit findings.
The internal audit cycle may increase depending on the closure status.

Step 8: Final process maturity completion
On the basis of internal audit reports, Auditor will share the status of maturity level achieved with management.

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