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Transdyne's CMMI V2.0 Services for Your Organization


1.  CMMI V2.0 Course Suite (on-site or virtually)

CMMI V2.0 Course Length
Foundations of Capability 2
Building Development Excellence 1
CMMI V2.0 Upgrade Training 1
CMMI V2.0 Appraisal Team Training 1 - 2 days
CMMI V2.0 Management Overview Training 45 - 60 minutes

The value added of Transdyne's services is that we focus on implementing CMMI practices building on your current equity in existing processes.  For many of our clients, their current equity in ISO/AS9100C, Lean, Six Sigma, Agile, Security and Safety standards and certifications provides a significant reduction in the investment in cost and schedule.  

We cover the entire required course material in the CMMI V2.0 Course Suite and provide management overviews. We perform Evaluation, Benchmark, Sustainment and Action Plan appraisals that are compliant with the four types appraisal methods.  We enrich our courses with our experiences in working with small settings to convey the success factors in their environment.  Our domain experiences cover software and system engineering, engineering support services, commercial software product lines, virtual and mixed reality, cyber security and integrated product manufacturing.

Advantages of Implementing CMMI V2.0 in Small to Medium Organizations

Despite popular myths, planning and implementing the process improvement activities is simpler for small to medium organizations. When process improvement is planned appropriately for small organizations,  implementation of the practices in CMMI model views are more efficient and require less time and resources since:

1.  The challenges of implementing change to processes is highly influenced by both  the size of the organization and the extent of institutionalization or hardening of existing processes.
2.  The existing processes in small to medium organizations are typically more efficient and flexible as these processes have not been hardened over time as a result of the effects of institutionalization, large staff sizes or turf wars. 
3.  Communication of information and reception of new ideas is more efficient and flexible within a small organization

2.  CMMI V2.0 Appraisals

The CMMI appraisals are now designed to reduce the preparation costs to the organization.  Evidence requirements now uses random sampling to reduce the evidence collection effort.  Sustainment appraisals provide organizations the opportunity to renew existing Benchmarks every 2 years without a Benchmark if there have been no significant changes to the organization.  Action Plan reappraisals may be used if unsatisfactory results were found in a limited part of the evidence and organization during a Benchmark. 

Appraisal Type Function
Evaluation Locates the areas of improvements needed to obtain  a CMMI V2.0 Benchmark or improve internal processes
Benchmark Provides Capability and Maturity Benchmarks in CMMI views, such as development or services.
Sustainment Used to renew existing Benchmarks with limited sampling and resources.
Action Plan Used in limited situations to achieve a Benchmark after an appraisal failure.

Each appraisal type has a different focus and uses  different types and levels of evidence, depth of verification and flexibility in customizing for the organization's needs.  The length of time typically required for the on-site appraisal activities depends upon the number of participants and the targeted model views and Capability or Maturity levels.

 Transdyne can be found in the CMMI Institute's directory of certified CMMI V2.0 lead appraisers and instructors for  at


3.  CMMI V2.0 Consulting Services

Getting started on the process improvement  journey can be confusing as there are many choices in formal process improvement paths.  These multiple paths are due to a wide variety of process improvement models, tools & techniques currently available to plan and control operating costs to maximize profits.  All of these paths are suitable for larger organizations with appropriate staff and resources.

Small organizations typically do not have the resources to implement multiple and different models requiring specialized skills and extensive training of staff.  One of key tasks in planning the process improvement journey is understanding the investment costs and value of each model, tool and technique to chose a model that fits the budget. 

Keys to Success in Implementing the CMMI in Small to Medium Organizations ...

The three keys to the successes leverage our lessons learned from:
1.  Understanding the advantages of small size, agility, flexibility and communication skills
2.  Building upon their existing processes, such as ISO/AS9100C, Agile, manufacturing, Lean, Six Sigma, Security  or Safety
3.  Implementing CMMI practices appropriately for the business context

Our successes are documented in presentations at both CMMI Institute and National Defense Industries Association (NDIA) sponsored conferences and workshops and are published in the proceedings.   PDFs of these presentations are available on the Contacts page or from the NDIA or CMMI Institute websites.

CMMI Related Planning Services

From our experiences, we do not view small to medium organizations simply as miniatures of larger organizations that can implement CMMI practices by simply scaling down existing process assets from larger organizations.

Small to medium organizations account for well over 85% of businesses in the global economy and are the low cost engines generating the rapidly emerging technologies to today and tomorrow.   Implementing suitable CMMI practices in any organization should focus on the business case of the specific company, not on the larger corporations that developed the process assets. 

Planning affordable CMMI related process improvement activities starts with developing the business case.  We support the small organizations development of their business case by conducting an analysis of balancing the process performance gains to the planned costs.  

As part of this analysis, we provide consulting services that focus on critical tasks, such as:

1.  Identifying the business goals
2.  Developing realistic values for improving process performance
3.  Planning and managing process improvement projects
4.  Scheduling periodic higher level management reviews


Instead of mimicking procedures and processes of larger organizations,  we recommend organizations should:

1.  Design and implement processes that reflect the way their organization actually functions
2.  Use practitioners to design effective processes and templates to implement CMMI compliant practices
3.  Develop performance measurements relevant to their business goals and practices
4.  Use Agile like processes to decrease the time for habitual use


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