Stephanie Lesesne has been in information systems since 2004. Her diverse professional experience includes first tier support, configuration management, systems administration, web development and recently, process improvement. Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. and is currently serving in the role of Chairperson of the Engineering Process Group for the Systems & Support Division of Palmetto GBA, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina specializing in government contracts. She spends much of her free time serving in her church and community, singing, writing and travelling with her husband, two sons.
Track: CMMI Appraisals
Presentation Title: From Ground Zero to SCAMPI A
Presentation Summary: Many companies are realizing the need to adopt some type of process improvement model to deliver products and services faster. The biggest obstacle is moving from a non-formal processes environment to an environment with formal procedures that consider processes, people and tools as a whole to create better products through repeatable processes. Discussed in this case study are some practicals for moving from ground zero to maturity level 2 along with some tips on preparing for and surviving the first appraisal from the perspective of a company with an ML3 rating that is considering moving to ML4.