Cathy Henderson

Senior Consultant, Broadsword



Cathy Henderson has been a Senior Consultant with Broadsword since 2007 and is a Scrum Master, PMP, and CMMI process improvement specialist. She specializes in AgileCMMI, Quality Assurance and Measurement and her experience includes over twenty years in the automotive and aerospace industries with companies like EDS, Kean and General Motors. Cathy has planned and participated in dozens of SCAMPI Appraisals and presented to software and engineering audiences on a range of process improvement topics.

Track: CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices

Presentation Title: 20 Days Out – NOW WHAT?  Countdown to SCAMPI A 

Presentation Summary: How do we manage Appraisal Prep without losing our minds, resources, and still run our business? What are the most important tasks to focus on? What is lurking out there that we may have overlooked? The most effective strategy is to …well have a strategy!

All of this can be accomplished by using the processes that were developed for your organization (If you can’t pick up the PP, PMC artifacts that were developed for your projects and apply them to the Appraisal Prep then You Aren’t Ready for Primetime)

We will go over today the 4 P’s that are all you need -PIIDs, People, Projects, and the Plan. 

People-Prepared to be interviewed 

Projects –That are using the processes 

PIIDs for collecting evidence that the Processes are being used 

Plan –The Appraisal Plan that brings it all together


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