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Introduction to CMMI for Development v1.3

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Duration: 3 days

Target Audience:  
Product developers, process implementers, appraisal team members, and anyone interested in learning about CMMI.

This three-day course introduces managers and practitioners, appraisal team members, and process improvement teams to CMMI fundamental concepts. The CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) model is a tool that helps organizations to improve their ability to develop and maintain quality products and services. 

The course is composed of lectures and class exercises with ample opportunity for participant questions and discussions. After attending the course, participants will be able to describe the components of the CMMI-DEV model and their relationships, discuss the process areas in the CMMI-DEV model, and locate relevant information in the model. 

Successful completion of this course requires that participants actively participate in classroom discussions and exercises in all three days, not missing any classroom time. 

This course fulfills a prerequisite requirement for many courses requiring an official SEI Introductory CMMI course (e.g., Intermediate Concepts of CMMI, SCAMPI Lead Appraiser Training, and Understanding CMMI High Maturity Practices). This course also fulfills a prerequisite if you want to be a member of a CMMI-DEV SCAMPI appraisal team.

Successful completion of the course requires active participation and attendance throughout the full three days.


  • Introduction

  • Process Improvement Concepts and CMMI

  • Overview of CMMI Model Components

  • Model Representations and Generic Goals and Practices

  • Product Development 1

  • Managing the Project

  • Project and Organizational Support

  • Product Development 2

  • Improvement Infrastructure

  • High Maturity

  • Tying It All Together

  • Summary

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • describe the components of CMMI-DEV models and their relationships 

  • discuss the process areas

  • describe the model content

Course Materials:
Participants will receive the textbook "CMMI for Development: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement, third edition" by Chrissis and Konrad, and the course notebook with copies of the course slides. Students who successfully complete the class will receive an official SEI certificate of completion and participation from SEI.  


Software Management Solutions Inc, is an SEI Partner for the Introduction to CMMI Workshops.

SM SEI, SCAMPI, SCAMPI Lead Assessor, and SCAMPI Lead Appraiser are service marks of Carnegie Mellon University.
CMMI and CMMI for Development are registered in the US Patent and Trademark office by Carnegie Mellon University.





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