Kusum Dhyani

Project Manager, Optimal Solutions and Technologies, Inc.



Kusum Dhyani, PMP, is a project manager at OST, Inc. She has been a CMMI-Dev and ISO 9001:2008 practitioner for over 10 years. Her programs have implemented several predictive models and conducted multiple CARs to improve optimization and have been through 3 successful CMMI Level 5 external appraisals. She is currently the project manager on a Department of Transportation contract.

Track: Advancing Your Capability

Presentation Title: Improving quality and performance beyond Maturity Level 5

Presentation Summary: Have you been operating at CMMI L5 for several years and you see your results plateauing? Are you using the same models over and over with little improvement in your quality or performance? One of our projects' had the same fears. Already operating at CMMI Level 5 for the last 6 years, how would they continue to outpace the highly competitive federal government market? Could we sustain the results with a new team? This presentation will focus on how we leveraged our CMMI L5 capabilities to continue to increase velocity and keep defects low, both best practices and lessons learned.


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