• "Our success is due in large measure to the Broadsword team taking the time to understand our business and goals."

    David M, ADNET Systems

  • “Our experience working with the Broadsword team was exemplary. They quickly understood our business and helped us to lay out a plan to achieve our performance improvement goals"

    Program Sponsor, PI INNOVO

  • It was hard to see how we would get everyone on board, but Broadsword's Project-In-A-Box workshop turned on the light bulb and cleared the way for our success.

    Ed D, Workshop Attendee, Battelle Memorial Institute

  • "...  you have bottled that kind of special into your company.  Your folks are top notch, real people. "

    Program Sponsor, Aerospace


SCAMPI Appraisals

Appraisals are designed to help your organization identify operational strengths and weaknesses.  The formal  method used to evaluate an organization’s performance is the Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI).

There are three “classes” of SCAMPI Appraisals – SCAMPI A, SCAMPI B, and SCAMPI C.  Broadsword is licensed to deliver all three.

Most of our clients “cycle” through multiple appraisals, starting with SCAMPI C, as a way to mitigate risks and identify gaps, followed by a SCAMPI B “test run,” and then a SCAMPI A – the most rigorous class of appraisal and the only one that results in a formal CMMI Maturity Level  or Capability Level Rating.


SCAMPI C, Process Improvement Planning, CMMI Level, CMMI Level 3, CMMI Certification

SCAMPI A is the only class of appraisal that results in a “maturity” or “capability” rating.

Organizations wishing to attain a CMMI Rating (“Level”) must conduct a SCAMPI A Appraisal.  A SCAMPI A is a team- based event which is led by an external “Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser” who has been certified by the CMMI Institute and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) to perform SCAMPI Appraisals.

For more information, go to SCAMPI A.


SCAMPI C, Process Improvement Planning, CMMI Level, CMMI Level 3, CMMI Certification

SCAMPI B is also formal appraisal, though it does not result in a rating (or “level”).  This appraisal serves as a rigorous risk management tool to give you the information you

need tocompletely understand your current state relative to the CMMI. In particular, the SCAMPI B appraisal will provide you with enough data to determine whether you are likely to succeed in the formal SCAMPI A.


SCAMPI C, Process Improvement Planning, CMMI Level, CMMI Level 3, CMMI Certification

SCAMPI C is primarily used as a “gap analysis” tool and does not result in a rating.  It is a tremendously useful tool regardless of your desire to achieve a CMMI rating. The SCAMPI C is first and foremost a way for your company to find out how you stack up against the CMMI model and other companies that are using it.

CMMI Mini-Appraisal

A CMMI Mini-Appraisal is a low cost alternative when you are just looking for solid information about the process performance of your organization.  It will give you the information you need to start improving – right away.

CMMI Micro-Assessment

Take our “CMMI Micro-Assessment” and find out where you stand!


Appraisal Sequence

Each of our clients has unique goals, and we will help you customize your own plan and approach.  The most typical sequence of events includes:

  1. SCAMPI “C” Appraisal
  2. Process Improvement Program Planning
  3. CMMI Training
  4. Design, Develop, and Deploy process architecture and components
  5. Training in “techniques” (estimating, planning, code reviews, etc…)
  6. Appraisal Planning
  7. Readiness Review with go/no-go decision
  8. SCAMPI Appraisal Team Training
  9. SCAMPI “B” Appraisal
  10. Performance Improvement Planning
  11. Process “Tuneup”
  12. Readiness Review
  13. SCAMPI “A” Appraisal
  14. Celebrate an awesome accomplishment!

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