To guide and help the organization achieve all of this effectively and at a reasonable cost, Breakpoint offers its Capability Development Framework (CDF), which addresses how and when to integrate different improvement technologies and frameworks into the CMMI effort. Business Value Propositions are offered as well.
It's a very good idea to start modeling your processes at ML2, in order to visualize process relationships and data flow. Process simulations can be build on this model, allowing "what if" investigations of process performance at MLs 4 and 5.
Agility is fast becoming a cornerstone capability of many companies. We have come to appreciate that agile development projects will consistently produce products significantly faster, for less money, and with better quality (in response to what the customer really wants). What we are just beginning to appreciate is how corporate agility enables service or product companies to rapidly pivot to new business opportunities.
Lean thinking helps us in many ways - all focused on eliminating waste, reducing cost, speeding up the way we do things, and improving the quality of both services and products. We are expert in planning, executing, and following up on Value Stream Mapping sessions, which do things like helping to reduce overhead costs by 20% or more. We will also give you a "first order" data flow and technology map as a product of a VSM.
Beyond being a requirement at ML3 and above, the Process Architecture enables you to capture the value statements among process relationships and to choose wisely when defining performance or process improvement objectives.
Six Sigma is about more than statistical process control. It includes statistical analysis of process variation - including the analysis of underlying distributions and their parameters The ability to choose and control processes at MLs 4 & 5 is based on these statistical methods, and we can help you put them in place.
Optimization is the focus of ML5, but optimization of what? Our Operations Research expertise will help you in choosing wisely to ensure that investments are controlled, and that the highest business value results.