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Getting the performance you need from processes that work: The CMMI Accelerated Improvement Method

  • Please note that current and future CMMI research, training, and information has been transitioned to the CMMI Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University.
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  • Abstract

    Is your development organization searching for a way to:  implement development practices leading to consistent, cost effective performance while demonstrating rapid benefits and payback? 

    Many are. 

    This one-hour webinar introduces a new SEI process improvement technology, the CMMI Accelerated Improvement Method (AIM). AIM implementations provide quantifiable performance improvements leading to measureable business value and high ROI.  AIM speeds CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) adoption through the use of a proven operational processes (TSP) and advanced measurement and analysis techniques (Six Sigma measurement strategies). 

    Designed as an introduction, this webinar presents a case study of an AIM implementation, including its activities, timeframe, and results. Following the webinar, those wishing to learn more about how AIM works will be invited to participate in a series of future online events that will delve into the AIM method and explore the practical realities of making meaningful and measureable performance improvements. 

    AIM users experience:

    • Reduced time to implement,about half that of IDEAL-based improvement
    • Measureable improvement, right from the first project,common results have included a 30% improvement in productivity and 80% fewer delivered defects
    • Comprehensive strategy,builds buy-in from the senior manager, to the team, to the practitioner

    The SEI has been a world leader in in defining software engineering and improving systems development capabilities for more than 25 years. Under the direction of Watts Humphrey, SEI championed a software process revolution, resulting in the formation of the CMMI framework, the TSP, and other technologies.

    About the Speaker(s)

    Timothy A. Chick is a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) where he works on the Team Software Process (TSP) Initiative.

    In this role, Chick is responsible for defining, developing, and transitioning into practice high-performance software and systems engineering practices based on the principles and concepts in TSP and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). His work includes applied research, product and training development, education/training delivery, and consulting in the domains of software engineering and systems engineering process improvement.
    Chick is currently an SEI-Certified CMMI Instructor and TSP Mentor Coach, and he also holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. He has published numerous technical reports and bylined technical articles in top industry publications on TSP and CMMI.

    Prior to joining the SEI, he worked as a project manager for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), leading software development projects and software process improvement efforts for the E-2C Hawkeye Program. Chick has a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from Clemson University and a master of science degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

    Gene Miluk is currently a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University.   For the past 20 years Gene had been working with SEI client organizations undertaking software process improvement, software acquisition improvement and technology transition. He is an SEI authorized SCAMPI Lead Assessor, an SEI Certified SCAMPI High Maturity Assessor,  a CMMI instructor, TSP instructor and a SEI Certified Team Software Process Mentor  Coach . Gene is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified SCRUM Master.

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