On 23rd January, 2015, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF), India was rated at maturity level 2 of the People CMM® as a result of an appraisal conducted using SCAMPISM-A.
This appraisal and rating was a milestone in an ongoing journey at RCF to improve the skills, motivation, engagement, and alignment of their people for achieving higher levels of organizational performance.
The adoption of the People CMM® by RCF is a bold initiative because it is possibly without precedence on many aspects. Here are a few key aspects in which RCF may be a pioneer in adopting the model:
- RCF is a public sector undertaking (PSU) in India. Very few other Indian PSUs have adopted the People CMM® and none have successfully completed a SCAMPISM-A appraisal. RCF may even be the first public sector organization in the world to be rated at any maturity level of the People CMM® (though I can’t be sure, because the definition of a PSU varies across the world).
- RCF is involved in continuous manufacturing, sales, distribution and marketing of fertilizers and industrial chemicals. RCF is one of the very few in this industry (and may be the first) to achieve maturity level 2 of the People CMM®.
- RCF is over 50 years old and possibly the ‘oldest’ organization to have successfully completed a SCAMPISM-A appraisal.
RCF is currently a ‘Mini Ratna Cat-1’ PSU. According to news reports, RCF’s status is likely to be upgraded to a ‘NavRatna’, given its past performance and new initiatives that it pursues. The ‘NavRatna’ status will increase RCF’s financial autonomy – some details are available on this wikipedia page.
RCF’s executive management is keen to share RCF’s experiences with other organizations. Some of this sharing will be soon published at AlignMentor.
The appraisal team was led by Rajesh Naik (CMMI Institute Partner: QAI India).
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