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CMMI-SE/SW V1.0, The CMM integrated for
Systems Engineering and Software Engineering

Tim Kasse (Kasse Initiatives)

1 - 4 May 2001, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Do you want to learn everything about the successors of the CMM-SW and the SE-CMM?
Does your organization search for an integrated method for improving both software and systems engineering?

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This four-day workshop based on the Software Engineering Institute’s Integrated CMM (CMMI-SE/SW) is recommended for all Lead Assessors and process improvement consultants who have previous experience with other models such as CMM for Software (SW-CMM), Systems Engineering CMM (EIA 731), Integrated Process and Product (IPD-CMM), SPICE (15504), or BOOTSTRAP and who are interested in supporting organizations’ process improvement initiatives utilizing an integrated capability maturity model. It is useful for SEPG members who wish to evolve into Engineering Process Group members to support their organizations’ integrated Systems and Software development efforts. Quality Managers and Configuration Management Managers will also benefit from attending this detailed workshop as they evolve to support their organization’s process and product development and not restrict themselves to focusing on software only.

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With CMMI-SE/SW V1.0, organizations currently using different models for separately improving systems engineering and software engineering will be able to use the integrated model to improve, train, and assess processes more commonly and consistently. Use of this CMMI model supports enterprise-wide improvement by enabling the integrated assessment of both systems and software engineering. The integrated model incorporates the best features of the source models from which it is derived [Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) V2.0 draft C and EIA/IS-731 Systems Engineering Capability Model (SECM)]. This new model will enable organizations to build on previous investments in improvement based on the SW-CMM V1.1 or the SECM, and at the same time to benefit from the standardization and commonality of the integrated model. 

The KI CMMI Workshop provides an in-depth look at the details of the CMMI. Participants will receive background and insight into the details of the CMMI and will engage in discussions of the engineering principles behind the guidance the CMMI provides.

The course discussion emphasizes understanding of the five maturity levels of the CMMI and their characteristic key process areas (KPAs). The CMMI-SE/SW has both a staged and a continuous representation. Both representations are addressed during the course.

The course is composed of lectures and class exercises with ample opportunity for participant questions and discussions. The course is helpful in identifying issues that should be addressed in performing software and systems engineering process improvement as structured by the CMMI. The number of participants is typically limited to no more than 24 per class to allow participants the maximum opportunity to ask questions and raise issues.

The course will be presented in English.

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Day 1: 09.00 - 17.30
Day 2: 08.30 - 17.30
Day 3: 08.30 - 17.30

Day 4: 08.30 - 16.00

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Lead Instructor: Tim Kasse is the Manager and Principal Consultant of Kasse Initiatives (KI). Prior was the co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and a Principal Consultant of the Institute for Software Process Improvement Inc. (ISPI, an Aimware-company), founded in 1991. His accomplishments include the development and delivery of Software Process Improvement seminars and workshops, Software Process Assessment development, customization, training and coaching, and consulting on the Capability Maturity Model and Process Improvement. He is the architect behind the Action Focused Assessment Method. He has participated in more than 50 Action Focused Software Process Assessments, over half of which have been conducted in Europe.

He is also the developer and Lead Consultant for KI's Software Quality Engineering Workshop and Software Configuration Management Workshop. Tim is a recognized speaker at major conferences around the world including the SEI’s SEPG Conference, the European SEPG Conference, the European Software Process Improvement Conference, the Software Technology Conference, and the World Congress on Software Quality.

Prior to starting ISPI, Tim spent four years at the Software Engineering Institute. During his tenure at the SEI, Tim was task leader for the Self-Assessment effort and the Manager of SEI's Software Process Assessment (SPA) Project. Mr. Kasse was a major contributor to the development of the CMM-SW, which provides the framework for the SEI's assessments and evaluations. Tim is a certified SEI Lead Assessor for conducting CBA IPI's. Tim is a trained ISO 9000 auditor and he has 27 years of software related experience. Tim has been the lead developer of the SEI CMMI training development programme.

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Participants receive electronic copies of both the staged and the continuous representations of the CMMI-SE/SW v1.0, a course notebook and some additional current readings.

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Course Location: Aristo Zalen, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Price: NLG. 4.400,- (excl. VAT), second participant from same organization NLG 4.000,- (excl. VAT).

Hotel accomodations are not included in the course fee. There are four good hotels within three minutes walking distance. Eindhoven has an international Airport with direct connections to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Hamburg.

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Registration is handled by SPI Partners. There are three easy ways to register:


Download the Fax-registration form
(in PDF-format, 14 Kb).


Submit the Web Registration form


Call SPI Partners: 040 - 248 98 22
International: +31 40 98 22
Fax (Courses): +31 40 266 86 66


bullet.gif (868 bytes) Payment and Cancellation Policy:

SPI Partners has the right to cancel the course at the latest 15 calendar days prior to the course's start date if fewer than 8 participants have registered at that time.
The invoice for this course will be sent by SPI Partners 15 calendar days prior to the course's start date. Payment on the SPI Partners Bank Account is due 30 days after the invoice date (so about two weeks after the start date of this course).
If you are unable to attend this course, your organization may delegate another individual from your organization instead of you until the morning of the start date of the course.
A cancellation fee of NLG. 200,= (exclusing VAT) will be charged for cancellations received more than 15 calendar days prior to the course's start date. Registrants whose cancellation is received after sending of the invoice, as well as no shows, are liable for payment of the entire fee for the course.
All prices are in Dutch Guilders (NLG) and exclude BTW/VAT.

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For more information, call SPI Partners: 040 248 98 22, international: +31 40 248 98 22.

Simon Porro, SPI Partners, Sprookjesbosch 53,
5629 JB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 40 248 98 22,
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