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Building Development ExcellencE

The official CMMI® Institute certified course, packed with our special bonuses

Why Take This Course


This one-day class builds upon your existing knowledge of CMMI V2 to provide you with a basic understanding of the CMMI Development (CMMI-DEV) view of the model.


The Foundations of Capability class is a strict prerequisite. (It's where you get that "existing knowledge" mentioned above.)


(CMMI V1.3 fans: The V2 rough equivalent of the three-day Introduction to CMMI V1.3 is the two-day Foundations of Capability followed by the appropriate one-day Building Excellence course [Development or Services].) 


This course is currently only available from us through live, virtual instructor-led training using Zoom.

Who Should Attend

This class should be attended by anyone who has had Foundations of Capability and may be:

  • Heavily involved in CMMI-DEV V2-based improvement

  • A candidate CMMI-DEV V2 appraisal team member

  • Interested in becoming a Certified CMMI Associate or Certified CMMI Professional, and would like to know more about CMMI-DEV for the exam.

  • Simply interested in learning about CMMI Development V2.


What You'll Learn

By the end of the course, you should be able to:​

  • Interpret CMMI-DEV V2, to serve effectively on an appraisal or process improvement team

  • Know what it takes to be CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 2, 3, and beyond.

  • Discuss each of the practice areas unique to CMMI Development V2.



  • Online Model Viewer access for 30 days (for students not already provided access through Foundations of Capability)

  • Online access to all standard CMMI Institute slides and exercises

  • Official CMMI Institute certification (upon completion)

PLUS - Only When We Teach It

We provide you with the following exclusive content with all of our courses:

With our Building Development Excellence you'll also receive:

  • Guide to Scrum and CMMI (132-page pdf) - based on CMMI V1.3 but contains valuable guidance nonetheless

Course outline

Our CMMI V2 courses are composed of occasional lectures combined with lots of exercises to make sure you understand the model. To receive credit for the class, you need to actively participate throughout the entire course without missing any class time.

Here's a high-level class outline, subject to occasional change based upon revisions to the model and improvements to our class.

Day One

1. Introduction

2. Improving Development Performance

3. Development & Agile with Scrum Views

  • Technical Solution (detail)

  • Product Integration (detail)

4. Product Development Approaches

5. Planning & Managing Development

6. Making Technical Decisions

7. Sustaining Habit & Persistence


8.  Analyzing Performance

9. Next Steps

Graduation Ceremony

Enrollment options

Public classes

We offer this class regularly via Zoom.

Or we come to you.

Private classes

Got 5 or more students? Book a private class!

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