• Experience working in a project organization that must help realize business goals.
  • To learn and experience the 7 CMM-I processes relating to CMM-I level 2.
  • To recognize your own role in a project organization and the behavior required.
  • Experience how to analyze and improve project performance

Do you recognize this?

Information technology and Information systems are becoming increasingly critical to business operations. The processes for translating business needs into effective software solutions is critical. The processes must ensure rapid deployment, business fit, be cost effective and meet demands for availability and reliability. Many organizations adopt best practice frameworks such as CMMI to bring these processes under control. Unfortunately many software development initiatives are over time, over budget or fail to meet businesss needs.

Why is this?


  1. Training is often focused on getting certified, which means, “Train to pass the exam”. But we forget to teach the students how to apply the theory in their day-to-day work.
  2. The number 1 reason for Process adoption and implementation initiatives failing is ABC (Attitude, Behavior, Culture). Their is too little attention in training on dealing with this. Creating buy-in, overcoming resistance, empowering people to change.
  3. Many organizations see Process adoption initiatives ‘Implementation projects’ and fail to embed CSI (Continual Service Improvement) as a core capability within the culture of the organization.
  4. IT is too internally focused. We forget to focus on the Customer and the Business.
  5. There is too little focus on aligning processes to business needs and too little ability to measure and demonstrate the value.




You are employed by the company TOPMeeting. This company hires out conference and meeting facilities. You work within the project organization. The project sponsor who is the owner of the company has an ambitious plan to build 3 new business objects aimed at increasing the revenue of the company. He has assigned the task and the designs to the Steering group and delegated the management and control of the projects to the them. The team determines the requirements and translates these into project plans, work plans and monitoring mechanisms. The projects are then executed. Various unforeseen events will put the projects under pressure; the project organization will need to effectively respond to ensure that the revenue targets are achieved.

Duration of the simulation: 1 day
Number of participants: 8 – 12
Basic expertise: No basic understanding of project management and processes is needed
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