Introduction to CMMI for Services v1.3

This three-day Introduction to CMMI for Services v1.3 course is the definitive introductory course about the CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) model. The course provides the knowledge you need to take your first steps with CMMI-SVC and is a prerequisite for any certification or subsequent course that calls for an Introduction to CMMI requirement. CMMI-SVC is a comprehensive set of guidelines that helps organizations to establish and improve processes for delivering service.

Overview

If you want to learn how to ensure the effective delivery of services, this course is for you. This three-day course introduces you to the CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) model, which is a comprehensive set of guidelines that helps organizations to establish and improve processes for delivering services. The course provides the knowledge you need to begin using CMMI-SVC in your organization. This course is a prerequisite for any certification or subsequent course that calls for an Introduction to CMMI requirement.

CMMI-SVC adapts and extends proven standards and best practices to reflect the unique challenges faced in service industries. This set of guidelines also serves as a practical framework for achieving superior service quality, controlling costs, improving schedule performance, and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.

The course is highly interactive and composed of exercises, discussion, and presentations. After attending the course, you will be able to describe the CMMI-SVC model, apply the model’s process areas, and locate information in the model.

Who should attend?

  • Service providers and customers
  • Process improvement practitioners and champions
  • Appraisal team members
  • Instructors and lead appraisers
  • Professionals interested in service management concepts

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Why Model-Based Process Improvement Aids Service Excellence
  • Overview of CMMI-SVC
  • Defining, Establishing, and Delivering Service
  • Monitoring and Controlling Service and Work Products
  • Ensuring Service Mission Success
  • Sustaining Improvement
  • Making Work Processes Explicit and Measurable
  • Managing Decisions, Suppliers, and Standard Services
  • Creating a Culture to Sustain Service Excellence
  • Planning Your Next Steps

Objectives

This course enables you to

  • Determine whether CMMI-SVC applies to your business context
  • Learn effective practices for defining, establishing, and managing service
  • Sustain your improvement
  • Prepare for next steps, such as an appraisal or certification

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Materials

On the first day of the course, participants will receive a copy of the CMMI for Services model and a course notebook with copies of the course slides.