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Last Chance: NY SPIN: Jan 8: Changes to the SCAMPI Methodology and How to Prepare for a SCAMPI Appraisal (Lemis Altan)

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NY SPIN is pleased to welcome Ms. Lemis O. Altan. Her topic:Changes to the SCAMPI Methodology and How to Prepare for a SCAMPI Appraisal.

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Date: (Tuesday) January 8 5, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Changes to the SCAMPI Methodology and How to Prepare for a SCAMPI Appraisal.
Presenter(s): Lemis Altan
Location: UBS


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Changes to the SCAMPI Methodology and How to Prepare for a SCAMPI Appraisal

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ® is a process improvement approach that provides guidance for best practices in a development environment.  It is a collection of best practices that help organizations improve their processes. The CMMI model has been developed by product teams with members from industry, government, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University. The CMMI model can be used to guide process improvement in projects, divisions, or entire organizations.

The Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) is a methodology that has been designed to provide benchmark-quality ratings relative to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) models. SCAMPI appraisals are used to identify the strength and weakness of current processes and development related risks, and to determine capability and maturity level rating against the requirements of the CMMI model.

The organizations that have been working to improve their software/systems development and project management practices based on the CMMI for Development Model have learned that both the CMMI for Development model and the SCAMPI Appraisal Method have been updated. While the changes to the CMMI for Development Model have been minimal, the SCAMPI Appraisal Method has seen major changes. This presentation will address the  CMMI model and SCAMPI Method changes and answer questions on factors to consider when making the decision to go through a SCAMPI appraisal and how to prepare for it.  

Biography: Lemis O. Altan

Ms.Lemis O. Altan is an SEI-Certified SCAMPI v 1.3 Lead Appraiser for Development and a SCAMPI B & C Team Lead, providing consulting and appraisal services worldwide.  She has spent over three decades in the high-tech industry in diverse roles.  Her wide range of experience in computer technology include SW/SE engineering management; profit and loss management; internal and third-party human resource management; building high-performing teams; negotiating vendor/consultant contracts leading re-engineering initiatives; creating, implementing, and enhancing workforce efforts; and performing training needs analysis and delivery.

As an experienced consultant, Ms. Altan is known for bringing a business perspective;  keeping teams focused on business goals; and bringing about streamlined, agile process improvement efforts that fit with an organization’s culture. She is a strong and effective leader with extensive expertise in implementing strategic, critical initiatives; large project/programs; and managing profit and loss businesses as well as business operations and processes.

Ms. Altan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.  She has also attended graduate level classes at Harvard University.

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