CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2020

21 April & 22 April, 2020

Crystal City, , VA

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Speaker Profile

Larry Schwartz, Director, Office of Process Excellence (OPE)

MAXIMUS Federal Services

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With over 30 years in the IT industry, Mr. Schwartz’s expertise includes systems analysis, software development, testing, service delivery, business development, project management, quality assurance, and process improvement. He is currently the Director of the Office of Process Excellence (OPE) at MAXIMUS Federal Services (MFS). The OPE manages its organizational measurement program and maintains and improve its organizational processes which integrate CMMI-DEV, CMMI-SVC, ISO 20000, ISO 9001, and ISO 27001. It also provides quality oversight to the company’s projects. MFS is a provider of solution development and business process outsourcing services to federal and state agencies.


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