The Mini-Assessment Process (MAP) was designed to provide corporate
managers with accurate, detailed assessment results with minimal
investment. Level 1 and Level 2 organizations who are considering
starting a process improvement program can use it to determine
their potential return-on-investment. Organizations who have started
their improvement activities, and may lack focus, can use a MAP
to pinpoint the areas where further improvement is most desirable
|The Mini-Assessment Process includes:
The Mini-Assessment Process typically takes one to two days. Fully-authorized assessors follow a tailored version of the assessment method developed by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and used by hundreds of software companies. Results include the maturity level of your organization and how your practices compare to the industry standards, as documented in the SEI's Capability Maturity Model.
The assessment findings are presented immediately following the assessment:
A complete assessment report and improvement action plan can also be produced, if desired.
Many companies have benefitted from the Mini-Assessment Process, and consider it an important part of their and improvement strategy.
|Rick Hefner has been formally qualified by the Software Engineering Institute, and has conducted over 40 assessments. Dr. Hefner is a nationally recognized speaker on software process maturity and improvement, and served as co-chair of the 1993 National SEPG Conference. For the past eight years, Dr. Hefner has been a member of TRW's Software Engineering Process Group, and conducts periodic software process appraisals for numerous organizations.|