A lot of people think of the CMMI as something that only large companies can afford. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this episode of CMMI-TV, Jeff discussed how CMMI can work for even the smallest of companies that need to achieve a CMMI Rating. For more information, go to http://www.CMMIxs.com
OVERVIEW CMMIxs (CMMI for extra small companies) is a low-risk, low-cost way for extra small companies to achieve the CMMI rating they need to compete for federal business.
THE CHALLENGE Extra small companies that are competing for business with the federal government often have to achieve a level of CMMI. A CMMI rating is an important part of your business development activities and companies large and small are being required by the federal government to achieve such a level.
THE MISCONCEPTION Small companies often struggle with the CMMI because they believe it requires a large amount of consulting assistance in order to be successful.
OUR RESPONSE To help small companies be successful, Broadsword has developed an offering we call CMMIxs (CMMI for extra small companies). CMMIxs is a service offering designed specifically for companies with fewer than 20 people that need to achieve a level of the CMMI. Using virtual tools, prepackaged events, just-enough-and-not-too-much consulting, and assistance on demand, we provide remote services to minimize travel costs and help them reach their goal of achieving CMMI Level 2 or CMMI Level 3.
THE BOTTOM LINE As an extra small company, you can have access to all of the services you need to compete for federal business and be successful. More information is available at http://www.cmmixs.com.
Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI CMMI Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, Scrum Master, Software Process Improvement Consultant, and author that is a recognized expert in using the Capability Maturity Model Integration and Agile methods to help improve the performance of software development organizations.