The CMMI Institute has released a new version of the SCAMPISM MDD in October 2013. The full title is Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Version 1.3a: Method Definition Document for SCAMPI A, B, and C.
The new version may be downloaded from the CMMI Institute site.
From January 1, 2014, all appraisal submissions (including SCAMPISM Class B and C) must comply with the new document.
So, what are the key changes in the new method?
- The main change has been to upgrade the Class B and Class C methods to v1.3. The earlier version of MDD addressed only the Class A method. Till the release of v1.3a, Class B and C were covered by a Handbook whose version was v1.1. This handbook was not compatible with version 1.3 of ARC. And the current SAS (appraisal database) was out of sync in its terminology with the handbook. All that seems to be now rectified. SCAMPISM Class B and C methodolgy will be compatible with the current SAS and ARC v1.3.
- A quick scan of the new MDD did not show any change to the SCAMPISM Class A method. It remains the same as in the earlier version of the MDD (v1.3). So, no significant change is needed if you have started planning a Class – A SCAMPISM appraisal in the near future. However, it will be better to download the new document and confirm for yourself.
Download the new version from here.
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