The View From the Top and Advice on the Climb: Process Improvement Views from a CMM Level 5 Company

8/13/01


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Table of Contents

The View From the Top and Advice on the Climb: Process Improvement Views from a CMM Level 5 Company

Agenda

Background Litton PRC

Litton PRC

Litton PRC Organization

Market Leader

Top Industry Rankings

Background: Process Improvement History

Background: CMM Success on Varied PRC Projects

PRC Process Maturity Indicators (1998 data: All Up Now)

Life Without CMM Maturity (Ad Hoc Level)

The Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Provides a Standard

Benefits of Process Improvement

Benchmark Data on Improvements for CMM Level 3 Organizations

Sample Results from PRC: Defect Prevention

Getting to CMM Level 3 (and Higher)

Organize for Process Improvement

PRCís Support for Engineering Process Improvement

7 Steps to Achieve Your Improvement Target

Factors That Influence Engineering Process Improvement (EPI) Progress

CMM Level 3 Elements Assist Level 2 and Address Selected Business Needs

More: Target CMM Level 3 for Level 2 Success

Lessons Learned: Frequent Weaknesses

Top 10 Myths that Hinder Process Improvement Donít be fooled by these

Top 10 Process Improvement Myths

Top 10 Process Improvement Myths

Bonus Myth

Are We There Yet? Preparing for An Assessment

Summary of Prepared Material

If Time : More War Stories, Stump the Stars

Closing Remarks

Back Up Materials

Acronyms

Author: D. J. McVicar

Email: dreon_barbara@prc.com

Other information:
Barbara Dreon Litton/PRC