CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2020

21 April & 22 April, 2020

Crystal City, , VA

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Speaker Profile

Kris Puthucode, CEO

Software Quality Center, LLC


Kris Puthucode has been an entrepreneur since the 1990s, CEO of Software Quality Center LLC. ( and SIMANTIX Technologies ( driving adoption of best practices, standards, & models for business and Quality improvement. Appraisals, Certifications and Consulting to US DoD, Federal, and Medical device orgs to build capability. He is PMI® Certified for Virtual, CBT and live training. Kris is a Stanford alum, Forbes Technology Council member (an invitation-only forum of Tech CEOs), CMMI Institute Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser, Trainer, and Certified Appraiser for the BD-CMM.


Retrofit or Recreate: Picking the best approach to transition from CMMI v1.3 to v2.0

Conference Track: CMMI Adoption – V2.0 Transition

Making the transition from v1.3 to v2.0 was not a straight forward task. There are many nuances in v2.0 that require thoughtful integration as you build your organizational processes. The approach to maturity levels was totally different, the v1.3 practices at maturity level 4 and 5 were integrated into practices at all maturity levels, and the measurement program took on a whole new focus. This presentation will cover: •How we used DAR to decide between retrofitting v2.0 content into our v1.3 practices or recreating our practices from scratch •The implementation approach we used to design and write our processes •Updates to our supporting process assets •Lessons learned

Method Efficiencies to Leverage in CMMI V2.0 Benchmark Appraisals

Conference Track: Performance Management

The new update to the model and the appraisal method both bring in a possibility of quite a few constructs that can be leveraged to bring in a value-add of the appraisal activity and hence leave a “unique selling proposition” to all stakeholders including the Sponsors, participants, consumers of appraisal results (i.e. your potential customers), and most importantly in how appraisals are perceived in the organization. The presentation will discuss tenets that can result in ensuring appraisals are not seen as a mundane compliance checking activity, or an “compliance" centered” activity but to also marry visible benefits of going through the appraisal process. (remember the 'PI' in SCAMPIs?)