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Introduction to CMMI

“Introduction to CMMI” Training
Introduction to CMMI training was organized by AITA under the framework of the IT Mark Project, in close collaboration with the ESI Center and USAID Rritje Albania, at the Sky Hotel premises, from 25-28 October, 2011.

 

Objectives and benefits
The main objectives of the training were:

  • Describe the components of the CMMI-DEV model and their relationships
  • Discuss the process areas
  • Describe the model content

 

Benefits of the training were:

  • CMMI helps companies identify their organization’s process strengths and weaknesses.
  • CMMI helps companies to make their processes more effective and improve their performance (reduce defects, reduce costs, improve quality, meet objectives).
  • The Certificate that is obtained upon successful completion of the course (3 day attendance is a must) is registered in the database of Software Engineering Institute, is recognized worldwide and is valid for life (no deadline).
  • The Certificate is a prerequisite for participation in the SCAMPI Class A appraisal teams.
  • The course is very important for software professionals who deal with quality problems.
  • During the exercises participants have the opportunity to discuss issues, practices, and to compare their experience with a recognized consultant and expert with a strong background in CMMI Software Process Improvement.
  • The course is extremely valuable for companies implementing

 

Participants, Methodology and Structure
Seventeen representatives from IT companies, government officials and university lectors participated in the 4 days training.

Upon agreement with ESI Center Eastern Europe the course was attended also by 4 non-paying participants: An IT Manager from the Ministry of Justice, and an IT specialist from the Ministry of Integration, IT Mark Project Manager from USAID Rritje Albania and Executive Director of AITA.
The agenda of the workshop included lectures, presentation of case studies, plenary discussions and brainstorming exercise. The approach followed enhanced sharing of experiences among participants.
An evaluation form was filled by all the participants that assessed the course, instructor and background information of the training. The original evaluation forms were sent to ESI Center.