A template is a structured format for execution of a specific activity or process. It acts as a record of execution or evidence of an activity or process at a later point in time. It illustrates the implementation of a specific requirement against which a particular activity has been performed. It provides consistency in execution of activities, in providing systematic information flow and facilitates the conduct of activity in a consistent manner.
CMMI template provides information about an activity or process related to the project being conducted or executed. It provides a structured format to execute the Specific Practices (SPs) for the implementation of one or more CMMI Process Areas to achieve the Specific Goals (SGs) of CMMI Process Areas. A CMMI template is needed as evidence or record to show the implementation of one or more CMMI Process Area and associated Specific Practices.
Following are the examples of CMMI templates:
For example, a Project Management Plan template can be used for the planning of the project, contains the information related to the planning, monitoring, execution & closure of project. This template will also provide evidence to satisfy the Specific Practices of the Project Planning Process Area of CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV).
A Project Management Plan template may include the information about the following subjects:
Filled in Templates collectively called “Artifacts” give an insight on what kind of processes have been followed, how a particular project is implemented, how traceability to requirements is maintained with user requirements, etc. Without filled-in CMMI templates, it is difficult to assess the projects against CMMI Process Areas and their Specific Practices.
Following are significance of CMMI Templates:
Templates should be maintained in real-time for improved efficiency and effective results.
Examples of real time templates are:
PM Workbook (Dynamic Project Plan) is one of the examples of real time template which helps a Project Manager to continuously track and update for the monitoring of the project progress. It consists of Issue Sheet, Risk Sheet, Configuration Item Sheet, etc., which are updated regularly for monitoring the progress of the projects.
Following are some examples of advantages of maintaining the templates in real-time:
CMMI Toolkit is a comprehensive, structured collection of inter-linked, free-flowing documentation. CMMI Toolkit has Processes, Guidelines, Checklists, and Templates which are arranged in a multi-layered hierarchy and easily accessible by a click on the Browser.
In the CMMI Toolkit, the Processes, Guidelines, Checklists, and Templates are very user-friendly. User-friendliness brings Acceptability. Acceptability brings change in Software Engineering Culture. And this is Your Objective.
CMMI Toolkit is developed based on the questionnaire given and is delivered to you in a customized form.
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CMMI AS-IS Assessment is conducted to check the current Process Implementation status of the organization across on-going and closed projects (product applications) being implemented or developed by an organization. AS-IS Assessment provides output in terms of the Immediate Action Items to close the obvious and unavoidable gaps and sets up the directional framework for CMMI Implementation. AS-IS Assessment also highlights the Positive Compliance available in the Organization.
CMMI Pre Assessment is conducted before the Organization attempts the formal SCAMPI A Assessment. CMMI Pre-Assessment helps in highlighting the Positive Compliance, Non-Compliances and Opportunities for Improvement for the each individual project or service both at project level and at organizational level. Pre-Assessment is a formal and rigorous method and includes the Assessment of Artifacts and Interviews of Individuals for affirmation of CMMI Practice Implementation.
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