Begin your CMMI journey
Many resources are available on how to use CMMI. You can download the CMMI models, attend classes, consult an expert, read a book, attend a conference, or listen to presentations. A good place to start is to review the presentation CMMI on the Web. It includes where to find more information to help you get started. Read about the adoption approaches available.
Learn more about the CMMI Solutions available.
Attend CMMI Courses.
Hire a Qualified Consultant.
You can work with CMMI consultants by finding a CMMI Institute Partner organization. A consultant is an expert that can help you to prepare for process improvement. A consultant can help you to select the right model(s), get the necessary training, secure executive sponsorship, and plan and conduct appraisals.
Talk to other CMMI users.
Read books and presentations.
Many books about using CMMI are available as well as reports and presentations from Resources and presentations from the SEPG conference series and the Software Engineering Institute’s Software Engineering Information Repository (SEIR). Here are a few presentations to get you started.
- Do’s and Don’ts of Process Improvement, a presentation by Pat O’Toole of PACT, gives you a sense of the process improvement journey you are beginning.
- Making Process Improvement Work, a presentation by Neil Potter and Mary Sakry of The Process Group, describes the tasks involved in process improvement.