Company Details

CMMI Lead Appraiser

Job ID

: 21501


: Baltimore, MD, USA


: $70 per hour

Job Views

: 202


: 02-08-2019

Key Skills

CMMI Lead Appraiser, CMMI, SCAMPI, process improvement, SEISM SCAMPISM

Job Description

  • Determine IT organization's level of process performance using the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI).
  • Plan, conduct, and report on SCAMPI (Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement) appraisals.
  • Provide advisory support for Practice Implementation Indicator Document (PIID) development.
  • Conduct Readiness Reviews and independent quality audits of project functions in line with CMMI defined specifications for documented processes and deliverables.
  • Recommend and/or design customized tools/processes for project/document management, defect tracking, estimation, requirements management, decision analysis, metrics and integration, as needed to improvise IT organizational efficiency in line with CMMI standards.
  • Conduct Go/No-Go checks to determine the readiness for SCAMPI-B and SCAMPI-A Appraisals under CMMI Development model.

Note: The candidate must have the flexibility to work overtime, as needed, to include weekends, holidays, and off-hours.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Software Engineering Institute (SEI)/CMMI Institute Certified Lead Appraiser.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Lead Appraiser participating and leading CMMI appraisal teams and activities.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in supporting quality assurance, process improvements and/or auditing functions for complex IT organizations.
  • Hands-on experience in guiding IT organizations obtain CMMI certifications.
  • Experience with preparing presentations, reports, tables, graphs, and observations for presentation to technical and non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of systems development lifecycle methodologies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with business users, managers, senior organizational leaders and technical staff.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Functioned as a Lead Appraiser on five (5) or more CMMI appraisals, guiding large IT organizations into obtaining CMMI Level 3 certifications.
  • Authorized SEISM SCAMPISM Lead Appraiser (or an SEISM SCAMPI B/C Team Leader).
  • Experience in implementing CMMI industry standards and best practices, and performing Gap Analysis and Standard CMMI Assessment Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) Appraisals for CMMI-Development (CMMI-DEV) Models.
  • Experience in providing services related to process improvements, standards and functions for enterprise IT Project Management Office (PMO) of a large organization.
  • Familiarity with various traditional and innovative IT project management approaches, tools and phases of IT project lifecycle.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical audiences.

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