CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ)

Published: 31st January 2011
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The CMMI-ACQ model provides guidance for applying CMMI best practices

in an acquiring organization. Best practices in the model focus on activities for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services to meet the needs of customers and end users. Although suppliers can provide artifacts useful to the processes addressed in CMMI-ACQ, the focus of the model is on the processes of the acquire.

CMMI-ACQ provides a comprehensive set of best practices for acquiring products and services.

The CMMI-ACQ, V1.2 model is a collection of acquisition best practices from government and industry. CMMI-ACQ is based on the CMMI Model Foundation or CMF (i.e., model components common to all CMMI models and constellations CMMI-ACQ also incorporates work by several acquisition organizations to adapt the Development constellation for use in an acquisition organization.

Best practices in the model focus on activities for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services that meet the needs of the customer. Although suppliers may provide artefacts useful to the processes addressed in CMMI-ACQ, the focus of the model is on the processes of the acquirer. CMMI-ACQ integrates bodies of knowledge that are essential for an acquirer.

CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) Model for Whom

This model applicable can be used in the following industry:

Aerospace

Banking

Computer hardware

Software

Defense

Automobile manufacturing

Telecommunications

CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) Benefits

Project Failure can be avoided by managing the following through the Application of CMM-ACQ Models. Following are some of the benefits from CMMI-ACQ

Reduction in Mismanagement

Increase in ability to articulate customer needs

Enhanced requirements definition

Adequate supplier selection and contracting processes

Sufficient technology selection procedures

Controlled requirements changes

CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) Appraisal and Assessment Services

SCAMPI Appraisal are conducted to benchmark the organization against CMMI Services target maturity level. Identifying the weaknesses in the currently implemented processes in the organization.

CMMI Assessments are carried out to check the compliance (evaluation) of CMMI Implementation in the organization. CMMI Assessments are not Management System Consulting in any manner. CMMI Assessments only bring out findings as we have findings in any Assessment. Hence these CMMI Assessments through the assessment report called Findings Presentation identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the organization. Hence the organization can use the CMMI Assessment Findings Presentation to consolidate the process improvements on a sustainable basis.

During the course of Appraisal the following SCAMPI-A method will be performed:

Plan for the appraisal

Train appraisal team members

Document review & conduct interviews

Characterization & findings validation

Rating

Reporting results

See details on CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) Appraisal and Assessment Services CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) Consulting

To increase the competitiveness of the client by helping them to identify and implement service management work processes that are compliant with the CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) model the following services are provided by DQS Certification India:

Conduct CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) process areas training

Gap Analysis towards CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) target maturity level

Consultation visits, based on the action plan created upon the gap analysis findings

Conduct pre-appraisal to check the company readiness for formal appraisal

SCAMPI-A formal appraisal towards target maturity level



DQS Certification India Private Limited, a Delhi Quality Services initiative for Corporate Excellence since 1994 is an Authorized Transition Partner with SEI (Software Engineering Institute), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, USA to provide CMMIŽ Assessment and Training Services also known as CMMIŽ Product Suite Services.



For More information contact us :

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(Delhi Quality Services Initiative for Corporate Excellence since 1994)

Authorized SEI Transition Partner for CMMI Services.

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