Neil Potter is co-founder of The Process Group, a company formed in 1990 that consults on improving schedule, cost and quality results for software, IT and systems development organizations. He has 28 years of experience in software and process engineering. Neil is a Certified Scrum Master, CMMI-Institute certified lead appraiser, Intro to CMMI instructor and Six Sigma Greenbelt. He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of EssexÂ (UK) and is the co-author of Making Process Improvement Work - A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners,Â and Making Process Improvement Work for Service Organizations, Addison-Wesley.
Track: CMMI Appraisals: Best Practices
Presentation Title: Appraisals and CMMI Gotchas -- Lessons from 28 years of CMMI Use and Appraisal Preparation
Presentation Summary: So you're thinking about using CMMI or conducting a CMMI-based appraisal and arriving at Maturity Level X soon. Neil Potter and will share lessons learned from 28 years of appraising that can help you spend your efforts well and avoid some of the common hazards on your journey. This talk is for those using CMMI, burned out from CMMI, or facing an appraisal soon.