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People CMM® – Explored: A Quick Overview – A Presentation

Last week, I made a presentation on the People CMM® to an industry body (SLASSCOM) in Sri Lanka.

A version (slightly modified) of the presentation is here:

In case the presentation does not load, use the link http://www.slideshare.net/AlignMentor/pcmm-exploredquick-view

Other presentations covering CMMI®., People CMMI, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and Competency Frameworks on AlignMentor are available here.

Please feel feel to share your views, experiences or queries, using the “comments” feature available.

Also, let me know what kind of other slide sets you would like to see in this blog.

Notes:

Nothing Official About It! – The views presented above are in no manner reflective of the official views of any organization, community, group, or association. They may not even be the official views of the author 😉

You may also be interested in the following posts uploaded on the same blog:

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I am Rajesh Naik. I am an author, management consultant and trainer, helping IT and other tech companies improve their processes and performance. I also specialize in CMMI® (DEV and SVC), People CMM® and Balanced Scorecard. I am a CMMI Institute certified/ authorized Instructor and Lead Appraiser for CMMI® and People CMM®. I am available on LinkedIn and I will be glad to accept your invite. For more information please click here. To get email alerts for new posts, click here to subscribe.

CMMI® Explored – HM’s Fourteen: Essential Beliefs for Effective High Maturity Implementation – a Presentation

Over the past few years many organizations have progressed to implement high maturity (HM) practices of the CMMI®. Many have been appraised and rated (please note: Not certified :-)) at ML4 and ML5. The model and the appraisal method has also evolved over these years and with high maturity practices changing significantly.

I have seen many organizations going through the high maturity journey. For some it is like going to the dentist to have their teeth pulled. They want to be implementing high maturity practices, while not necessarily having to go through the painful process of learning, trying, failing and improving. In such organizations, as soon as the attention is divreted, the HM practices start to crumble, or worse go into a mechanical implementation mode. And then they complain that they do not get any benefits from HM practices.

On the other hand, I have been fortunate to see many organizations get significant benefits through HM practices and sustain these, even when other initiatives grab the attention of the management.

So, I started documenting the characteristics that separated the two types of organizations (according to me). I ended up with a list of fourteen characteristics, which I think can be classified as organizational beliefs.

The result was a presentation, a truncated version of which is available here.

In case the presentation does not load, use the link http://www.slideshare.net/AlignMentor/cmmi-explored-hms-fourteen-essential-beliefs-for-effective-high-maturity-implementation

If you want a copy of the full presentation, please send an email to naik.rajeshnaik@gmail.com

Other presentations covering CMMI®., People CMMI, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and Competency Frameworks on AlignMentor are available here.

Please feel feel to share your views, experiences or queries, using the “comments” feature available.

Also, let me know what kind of other slide sets you would like to see in this blog.

Notes:

Nothing Official About It! – The views presented above are in no manner reflective of the official views of any organization, community, group, or association. They may not even be the official views of the author 😉

You may also be interested in the following posts uploaded on the same blog:

Please feel feel to share your views, experiences or queries, using the “comments” feature available.

 


I am Rajesh Naik. I am an author, management consultant and trainer, helping IT and other tech companies improve their processes and performance. I also specialize in CMMI® (DEV and SVC), People CMM® and Balanced Scorecard. I am a CMMI Institute certified/ authorized Instructor and Lead Appraiser for CMMI® and People CMM®. I am available on LinkedIn and I will be glad to accept your invite. For more information please click here. To get email alerts for new posts, click here to subscribe.

Personal Maturity versus Organizational Maturity in CMMI® – a Presentation

Let us look at the concept of maturity as used for human beings. We often refer to a friend or a colleague as “mature” or “immature”. So what does mature mean in the context of a human being?

Or what would be expected of a mature person as against an immature person?

In training programs when I have asked the participants this question, here is a typical set of terms they use to distinguish a mature person from an immature person (many of the terms may overlap in their meaning, and you may come up with a slightly different list).

Mature Person Immature Person
Reliable Unreliable
Meets commitments May not meet commitment
Dependable Undependable
Responds (after thinking) Reacts (without thinking)
Uses available data for decision making Ignores any data available
Learns from others Refuses to learn from others (“I am different”)
Learns from own past mistakes/ successes Refuses to learn from the past
Plans and reassess plans Does not plan
Proactive Reactive
Firm (but not rude) Fickle (and sometimes rude)
Knows how to say “NO” gracefully Can’t say “NO” gracefully
Prepared for risks Totally unprepared

Well, conceptually I don’t see too much difference between the maturity of an individual and that of an organization, in terms of these characteristics. And just like we personally like to deal with persons who have the “mature” characteristics, customers, suppliers, and employees would like to deal with mature organizations.

Another concept is that a person may be very mature in one aspect of his/ her life (like mature as a professional engineer) and may be relatively immature in another aspect (like managing his/ her personal finances). Similarly, an organization that is mature in its delivery processes may be relatively immature in its sales/ marketing processes.

Some people become more mature as they age, some get stuck, and a few regress – just like organizations. Some become mature with the passage of time, some take help of mentors and coaches, and others become mature through self-study and practice. As they learn new things, they time to internalize these new habits (and institutionalize them), before taking up further new things to master. The same applies to organizations too.

CMMI® models can be used by organizations to assess their maturity (in some aspects of their organization – project delivery, or service delivery, or vendor management, or people management), and to increase their maturity in a planned manner, by incrementally institutionalizing certain practices before embarking on new ones.

Incidentally, there may be a market for a personal maturity model :-). Or perhaps that space is already occupied with personality development gurus and life coaches!

For those who prefer presentations, you can find the same matter on a slideshare presentation:

In case the presentation does not load, use the link http://www.slideshare.net/AlignMentor/cmmi-maturityconcept

Other presentations covering CMMI®., People CMMI, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and Competency Frameworks on AlignMentor are available here.

Please feel free to share your views, experiences or queries, using the “comments” feature available at the top of this article/ post.

Also, let me know what kind of other slide sets you would like to see in this blog (related to the services model ).

Notes:

Nothing Official About It! – The views presented above are in no manner reflective of the official views of any organization, community, group, institute, or association.

You may also be interested in the following posts uploaded on the same blog:


I am Rajesh Naik. I am an author, management consultant and trainer, helping IT and other tech companies improve their processes and performance. I also specialize in CMMI® (DEV and SVC), People CMM® and Balanced Scorecard. I am a CMMI Institute certified/ authorized Instructor and Lead Appraiser for CMMI® and People CMM®. I am available on LinkedIn and I will be glad to accept your invite. For more information please click here. To get email alerts for new posts, click here to subscribe.

CMMI® -SVC Explored – Process Area Overview — a Presentation

In the last few months, the traction for the services constellation of CMMI® has increased significantly. The discouraging news is that the model has not yet caught the fancy of non-IT organizations. Most of the organizations investigating and adopting the model have been those already familiar with the DEV version (they not only know the models, but also seem to know the history of the models :-)).

So, explaining the Process Areas is not very difficult to the staff of IT organizations – all one has to do is focus on the delta (services specific PAs, and how some of the common PAs play out in a services scenario).

However, to help explain the PAs to non-IT organizations in a simplified manner, I have created a set of slides. These slides focus on providing a high level overview to all the 24 PAs. Other slides may be required to explain the purpose, benefits and structure of the model, and further set of slides may be required to explain the detailed practices of each PA.

A truncated version of the presentation is given below.

In case the presentation does not load, use the link http://www.slideshare.net/AlignMentor/cmmi-svcpaoverview

If you want a copy of the full presentation, please send an email to naik.rajeshnaik@gmail.com

Other presentations covering CMMI®., People CMMI, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and Competency Frameworks on AlignMentor are available here.

Please feel free to share your views, experiences or queries, using the “comments” feature available at the top of this article/ post.

Also, let me know what kind of other slide sets you would like to see in this blog (related to the services model ).

Notes:

Nothing Official About It! – The views presented above are in no manner reflective of the official views of any organization, community, group, institute, or association.

You may also be interested in the following posts uploaded on the same blog:


I am Rajesh Naik. I am an author, management consultant and trainer, helping IT and other tech companies improve their processes and performance. I also specialize in CMMI® (DEV and SVC), People CMM® and Balanced Scorecard. I am a CMMI Institute certified/ authorized Instructor and Lead Appraiser for CMMI® and People CMM®. I am available on LinkedIn and I will be glad to accept your invite. For more information please click here. To get email alerts for new posts, click here to subscribe.

Organizational Alignment using Strategy Maps and Balanced Scorecard (BSC) – a Presentation

Organizational performance alignment has been given increased emphasis in the latest versions (V1.3) of the CMMI® model. The significantly upgraded process area renamed as Organizational Performance Management (OPA) requires process performance and improvement goals be derived from overall organizational business goals.

The People CMM® has always insisted on the linkage between business goals and units goals, workgroup goals, individual goals, and process performance goals.

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) framework (with Strategy Maps) has been in use for many, many years, and many organizations have reported considerable improvement in their performances with the use of BSC.

CMMI® and People CMM® implementations can be significantly strengthened with the use of BSC.

The concept of BSC has been explained in the slide presentation linked / pasted below.

In case the presentation does not load, use the link http://www.slideshare.net/naik.rajeshnaik/organizational-alignment-using-strategy-maps-and-balanced-scorecard

Other presentations covering CMMI®., People CMMI, Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps and Competency Frameworks on AlignMentor are available here.

Please share your views, experiences or queries, using the “comments” feature available at the top of this article/ post.

Notes:

Nothing Official About It! – The views presented above are in no manner reflective of the official views of any organization, community, group, or association.


I am Rajesh Naik. I am an author, management consultant and trainer, helping IT and other tech companies improve their processes and performance. I also specialize in CMMI® (DEV and SVC), People CMM® and Balanced Scorecard. I am a CMMI Institute certified/ authorized Instructor and Lead Appraiser for CMMI® and People CMM®. I am available on LinkedIn and I will be glad to accept your invite. For more information please click here. To get email alerts for new posts, click here to subscribe.