Assessment is an activity to collect, review, analyse evidences of compliance and implementation against a reference standard, reference model or reference framework. The objective of Assessment is to also to measure the effectiveness of the implementation of that reference standard, model or framework. Examples of such reference standards, reference models or reference frameworks are ISO 9001 (Quality Management System Standards), ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System Standard), and CMMI, etc.
The Output of Assessment is generally recorded in the form of an Assessment Report. Assessment Report captures the Positive Evidences, Non-Compliances and Opportunities for Improvements. Assessment Report also provides summary on the overall status of the compliance and effectiveness of implementation.
CMMI is a Process Model Framework for process-improvement developed by Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA. Now CMMI Institute is the steward of CMMI. CMMI, standing for Capability Maturity Model Integration, is a structured and systematic collection of best practices for process-improvement. The CMMI process model framework is currently available in three constellations – CMMI for Development, CMMI for Services, and CMMI for Acquisition. These three constellations cover entire spectrum of industries including Software Engineering, Manufacturing, Financial, Aerospace, Computer hardware, Defence, and Telecommunications, etc.
CMMI Assessment is an activity to evaluate compliance and measure the effectiveness of Specific Practices (SPs) of Process Areas (PAs) as specified in CMMI Process Model Framework. The CMMI Assessment Results are delivered in form of Maturity Level Rating when CMMI Framework is implemented as per Staged Representation.
The Assessment is conducted by an CMMI Institute Certified Assessor. The CMMI Institute Certified Assessor is known as Lead Appraiser or High Maturity Lead Appraiser depending on the maturity level to be assessed i.e. Low Maturity (2 and 3) or High Maturity (i.e. 4 and 5).
CMMI Institute has devised the three classes for Assessment i.e. A, B and C depending on the formalism required in the Assessment. Among these, SCAMPI A Assessment is the most formal and rigorous and results in a Maturity Level Rating for the assessment conducted for an organization. SCAMPI B Assessment is the less formal, less rigorous method and does not result in a Maturity Level Rating for the assessment. SCAMPI C Assessment is the least formal method compared to SCAMPI A and B assessments and also does not provide a Maturity Level Rating for assessment.
CMMI AS-IS Assessment is conducted to check the current Process Implementation status of the organization across on-going and closed projects (product applications) being implemented or developed by an organization. AS-IS Assessment provides output in terms of the Immediate Action Items to close the obvious and unavoidable gaps and sets up the directional framework for CMMI Implementation. AS-IS Assessment also highlights the Positive Compliance available in the Organization.
DQS India have the required expertise to conduct the CMMI AS-IS Assessment. You can contact us with your needs for the CMMI AS-IS Assessments.
CMMI Pre Assessment is conducted before the Organization attempts the formal SCAMPI A Assessment. CMMI Pre-Assessment helps in highlighting the Positive Compliance, Non-Compliances and Opportunities for Improvement for the each individual project or service both at project level and at organizational level. Pre-Assessment is a formal and rigorous method and includes the Assessment of Artifacts and Interviews of Individuals for affirmation of CMMI Practice Implementation.
DQS India has the required expertise to conduct the CMMI Pre Assessment. You can contact us with your needs for the CMMI Pre Assessments.
CMMI SCAMPI Assessments are the formal Assessments conducted to provide ratings or to check the readiness for the formal CMMI Assessment. These SCAMPI Assessments are conducted by SEI Certified Assessors.
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Rajendra is a qualified and certified Lead Appraiser and Instructor for the following :
Rajendra is Lead Assessor for ISO 9001 (QMS), ISO 14001 (EMS), OHSAS 18001 (OHSMS) since 1994
International Automotive Task Force (IATF) approved Lead Assessor for Automotive Standard TS 16949:2009
Lead Assessor for ISO 27001 (ISMS) and ISO 20000-1 (ITSM)
Rajendra has 25 years experience in the industry.