Service Description

SCAMPI B Appraisal

A SCAMPI Class B appraisal, one of the CMMI Institute's appraisal methods, helps an organization understand, with a relatively high degree of confidence, the state of its process relative to a CMMI model. A SCAMPI B is often performed when an organization needs to accurately assess its progress towards a target CMMI Maturity Level.

What can you expect from a SCAMPI B?

  • Detailed findings that describe the strengths and weaknesses of your organization's process relative to the CMMI
  • Practice characterizations indicating the likelihood that the examined practices satisfy the goals and meet the intent of the CMMI
  • Consensus regarding the organization's key process issues
  • A FIDO database that the organization can continue to use to monitor process improvement progress and to support future appraisals

What does a SCAMPI B involve?

We work closely with an organization's senior management and process improvement leaders to develop an optimal appraisal strategy, taking into account the organization's size and structure, its appraisal objectives, the target CMMI scope, and other factors that may be critical or unique to the organization.

The SCAMPI B method is based on the SCAMPI A method. The main differences include:

  • Appraisal teams can be smaller in size -- only two people (including the Lead Appraiser) are required
  • SCAMPI B requires less data, which reduces the number of artifacts that must be identified and organized before the appraisal and reduces the time and effort needed to conduct the appraisal
  • A different scale for characterizing practice implementation is used
  • No goal or process area ratings are provided

What are Process Strategies' SCAMPI qualifications?

Process Strategies is an SEI Partner for SCAMPI appraisal services. Our Lead Appraisers were among the first appraisers authorized by the SEI and have been leading appraisals for clients worldwide since 1991. We are experienced in performing SCAMPIs at all levels of the CMMI and are well-versed in the statistical and quantitative methods used at Maturity Levels 4 and 5.

How can Process Strategies support your appraisal needs?

To discuss your appraisal requirements and learn how we can help you address them, call or email us.