Michael Callihan is the President of AEGIS.net, an IT consulting firm based in nearby Rockville, MD. He was a panelist at the 2016 Capability Counts conference and presented the winning presentation for AEGIS in the inaugural Capability Challenge competition last year. AEGIS is appraised ML3 in DEV and SVC+SSD. Michael is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Track: CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices
Presentation Title: Ins and Outs of Appraisal Team Composition
Presentation Summary: One question we get asked after having gone through three SCAMPI-A appraisals since 2009 is how to comprise the appraisal team. Specifically, other organizations are curious as to whether to use internal or external personnel. This presentation covers the pros and cons of both approaches based both on our experience and on surveys of Lead Appraisers and Sponsors from other organizations. And since we're so close to Washington, DC, I plan to allow plenty of time for the group to discuss/debate the alternatives based on their own experiences; but hopefully we can do so without invoking parliamentary procedure.