If a company finds itself under-utilizing its resources, lacking in productivity, taking out more waste than ever, repeating the same mistakes over and over again, and just needing a major overhaul, it’s time for it to look at its processes and check if they are not working efficiently by themselves and with each other.
Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is an approach that an organization can implement in situations like the one described above.
CMMI is a method that is focused on providing an organization the needed components to covert ineffective processes to efficient ones.
Of course, people who are not familiar with CMMI may like the idea behind it, but may not completely buy into the idea without a little more explanation. Therefore, it’s important to present CMMI to the company in a simple and straightforward manner. One good way to do that is to make a PowerPoint presentation that explains what CMMI is, its purpose, how it works, and the benefits of implementing it.
It’s also important for the presenter to discuss the four main process area categories and the 22 process areas that make up CMMI. Using actual data measuring success rates of other companies who used CMMI is also a good thing to add in the presentation. The company needs to understand that their expense in implementing CMMI is actually an investment, and the ROI is much more profitable for the company in the long run. This is perhaps the most important aspect.
A company is a business, and business is always centered on making good investments. CMMI should be presented as an investment that will pay off consistently and continuously.