Since 1990, we have performed seminars, workshops and consulting with 6,000+
individuals representing 120 companies in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, Canada,
India, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Singapore, China, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.
Accomplish real work during all of our workshops and consulting sessions [examples].
Each service is tailorable in content and delivery. A complimentary lifetime warranty of unlimited telephone/email support is provided for each participant.
|1. Measurement and Analysis||2. Decision Analysis and Resolution [W]||3. Supplier Management [W]||4. Process Appraisals||5. Project Planning and Management Workshop||6. Inspection (Peer Reviews)|
|7. In Search of Excellent Requirements||8. Making Process Improvement Work [W]||9. Project Estimation||10. Onsite Project Management Coaching||11. Improving Organizations - Executive Overview||12. Tailored Assistance|
|13. Doing More for Less||14. Dedicated Phone-Based Assistance||15. Workshop Material Licensing||16. CMMI Workshops||17. Time Management [W]||18. Agile Software Development (Scrum)|
Run your software development projects faster and incrementally,
using Agile project management techniques.
In this session, Agile Software Development Workshop (Scrum), project teams learn the Scrum development process to organize and manage their project work. Also available, consulting assistance to improve your current Scrum implementation.
Understand how to save money, produce more and work faster.
Establish a plan for your organization.
In this workshop, Doing More for Less,engineers and managers analyze their work activities and create a prioritized list of where time and money can be saved. A draft action plan is created.
Clarify and refine business/project objectives.
Define analysis and reporting.
In this workshop, Measurement and Analysis, engineers and managers define their objectives, measures and analysis activities.
Evaluate decision alternatives.
Involve appropriate stakeholders.
Capture critical decisions to avoid rehashing.
In this workshop, Decision Analysis and Resolution, engineers and managers use a decision process to evaluate alternative choices and make a selection using weighted criteria.
Select projects to be outsourced.
Select qualified suppliers.
Manage your outsourced project.
In this workshop, Supplier Management, system/software engineers, managers and subcontract managers learn how to define a product to be outsourced, write a subcontract management plan, select appropriate vendors and manage the project to completion.
Understand customer needs.
Clarify product requirements early.
Manage customer expectations.
In this workshop, In Search of Excellent Requirements, software engineers, managers, requirements analysts and user representatives learn how to gather, document, analyze and manage customer requirements for software applications.
Identify critical changes to improve organizational results.
Benchmark against the CMMI.
A process appraisal examines your organization's engineering and management practices and generates a focused list of strengths and critical areas for improvement with consensus from managers and engineers. Our lead appraisers are authorized by the CMMI Institute to conduct CMMI (SCAMPI Class A, B & C) appraisals. We can also conduct an analysis that is customized to meet your specific needs.
Meet project deadlines, reduce risks, manage expectations.
Get the project team on the same page.
In this three-day Project Planning and Management workshop, project managers and their teams learn how to meet deadlines through better estimation, reduce surprises using risk management, schedule work for better optimization, understand and negotiate project tradeoffs, and track progress.
The Process Group offers onsite coaching on project management skills to ensure that your projects run more smoothly .
Scope and estimate the project work.
This one-day Project Estimation workshop is a subset of the three-day Project Planning and Management workshop. It helps project managers and their teams develop more accurate effort and size estimates.
Avoid schedule delays caused by needless product rework.
Significantly reduce maintenance costs.
This two-day Inspection (Peer Reviews) workshop teaches teams (engineers and managers) to efficiently find defects in their work (documentation and code) and eliminate the personality conflicts and inefficiencies of walk-throughs.
Lead your organization in meaningful improvement.
This two-day Making Process Improvement Work workshop provides a systematic approach for organizations to improve their development capability, resulting in higher product quality and reduced costs. It presents a straightforward, systematic approach to planning, implementing, and monitoring a process improvement program.
Improving Organizations - Executive Overview.
In this three-hour presentation, Improving Organizations - Executive Overview , management of an organization will learn the critical steps needed for successful process improvement (PI). The presentation will demonstrate how improvement activities are tied to the business goals of an organization, how improvements are deployed, how progress is tracked, and how models and standards (e.g., CMMI) can be used to help projects in their daily work.
Understand what a CMMI appraiser looks for.
Learn the practical use of the CMMI.
Perform a CMMI gap-analysis.
The following workshops are available:
- Intro to CMMI-DEV Staged and Continuous - (Three-day workshop)
- CMMI-DEV - Level 2 - (One-day workshop)
- CMMI-DEV - Level 3 - (Two-day workshop)
- Overview of CMMI-DEV - (One half-day presentation)
Services Model (summary page)
- Intro to CMMI-SVC Staged and Continuous - (Three-day workshop)
- CMMI-SVC Supplement - (One-day workshop)
- CMMI-SVC Level 2 - (One-day workshop)
The Process Group is a CMMI Institute vendor for the Introduction to CMMI (SVC & DEV) and Services Supplement workshops.
Achieve more with your time. Make your staff more productive.
In this workshop, Time Management, technical and non-technical staff learn and use personal time management skills to improve their focus and productivity.
Dedicated phone-based assistance.
This service allows you to obtain our expertise while eliminating travel expenses. Usually when clients call us to discuss their needs and issues, we are able to help them at no cost through discussions and E-mails.
At other times, we jointly decide that dedicated phone-based assistance is needed for significant pre-arranged consulting time over the telephone. We provide this at our regular consulting rate. We will work with you to create an agenda and schedule a specific time for the session. You will only be invoiced for the hours used.
Dedicated phone-based assistance is ideal for senior managers, project teams and process improvement teams needing to resolve a problem, determine direction, or undergo a periodic checkup.
This service consists of customized coaching on your specific problems, (e.g., meeting deadlines, product quality, process documentation feedback, project reviews, improvement progress checkup and cultural change issues).
Reduced scope workshops can be provided. Examples include: Use Cases (1/2 day), Risk Management (1/2 day), Project Planning (2 days), Negotiation (1/4 day), and Project Scheduling (1/2 day).
Our staff routinely speaks on subjects that relate to the services we offer. These sessions provide a fresh perspective on the issues you face, and more clearly illustrate the options you have for improving your development process.
Workshop material licensing.
The Inspection, Project Planning and Estimation workshop materials are available for licensing in conjunction with a train-the-trainer program. Please tell us your needs.