Contributions for March Issue of The Best Practice Magazine:
One of the underlying motives to document best practices within an organization is to reduce the mistakes made by project team members and managers. The resulting document can be used to train and remind people of expected practices.
When an organization commits to defining best practices, it has to decide how much detail to include in the guidelines and templates. One common tendency is to either write several times, hoping that each tome will be read and used, or make the document so abstract that it does not contain any guidance.
This tidbit is a brief look into the use of checklists as a way to concisely document practices and finds mistakes in an organization’s work.
In March 2018, a new version of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and appraisal method was released. This article summarizes the changes and upcoming milestones.
The overall focus in V2.0 has been to drive home the point that the model is about improving organizational capability to improve performance for any type of work (Agile, Waterfall, services, or a hybrid).
When searching for ways to improve your organization, in many situations, the best place to start is from within.
When executed properly, improvements within your company can be beneficial for driving performance and encouraging employee progress.
Be engaging, learn the metrics, utilize training methods and place a focus on the business; all of these are simple ways to improve your organization.
Organizational improvements are an ongoing process, and each organization has its own specific needs; however, there are common improvements that are necessary for many organizations on an ongoing basis, including:
Every individual employee contributes to the success (or failure) of your business. Of course, the goal is to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of your workforce. But without a clear understanding of which factors influence employee performance, it will be difficult to sustain success.
If the only time you think about working on your performance is before the annual performance evaluation, you are not alone. Most of us today prefer to stay quiet and let someone else point out possible improvements in their work. The reason? Well, it’s a simpler choice. However, let’s think about this carefully – you’re talented, you’re productive, you’re good at your job, but how will you grow into it if you are not focusing on improving yourself.
Two forms of Health Check are offered the Silver Appraisal (SCAMPI B) and Gold Appraisal (SCAMPI A).
Both are led by a Certified CMMI® Lead Appraiser supported by trained Appraisal Team Members.
The primary difference between the two types of Health Check is the level of rigor and the fact that the SCAMPI A Appraisal can provide a Capability Level for each of the PMO Process Area in scope, the results can also be published on the CMMI® Institute PARS Site (Published Appraisal Results) if required.
The key deliverable being a report highlighting strengths and opportunities for improvement. This can optionally be expanded into a comprehensive PMO Improvement Plan the implementation of which can be supported by DEMIX Consultants if required.
If your PMO is not adding the value you expected then perform a DEMIX PMO Health Check to find out why!
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