Friday, March 27, 2009

What Class of SCAMPI Appraisal is Appropriate?

My organization has just started our process improvement journey. For our first appraisal, which SCAMPI class (A, B, or C) should we use?

I would strongly suggest that your organization hire either a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser or a SCAMPI B/C Team Leader to help you determine which SCAMPI appraisal A, B, or C would be best for your organization. In order for you to obtain the best information and useful results, you need to use either an SEI-trained and authorized SCAMPI B/C Team Leader or a SCAMPI A Lead Appraiser. Do not attempt to do this by yourself.

For a new client, I typically recommend an initial Gap Analysis to provide a starting point for determining the path forward. The Gap Analysis, depending upon its rigor, can be either a SCAMPI C or a SCAMPI B.

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