Sharon Graves

CMMI Lead Appraiser and Instructor, Citizant



Sharon Graves is a CMMI Instructor, Lead Appraiser, and consultant who has worked with government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service and Department of State, and private sector organizations to execute process improvement efforts and successfully conduct SCAMPI appraisals. Her experience also includes quality assurance, process management, strategic planning, and training curriculum development.

Track: CMMI Appraisals

Presentation Title: Time Saving Tips and Techniques to Prepare for a CMMI Appraisal

Presentation Summary: When implementing CMMI, many organizations experience stalls, stops and confusion. They begin implementing the CMMI practices and preparing for an appraisal only to abandon the effort a short time later. Others drudge along being totally frustrated by questions like "How does my current process align with CMMI?" or "How do I show implementation of a specific practice for an appraisal?" In this presentation, you will hear about real world CMMI adoption and appraisal examples. We will also show process plans, tools and templates that have enabled success across multiple SCAMPI appraisals, for both CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC.


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