Virtual CMMI® v2.0:
Foundations of Capability
+ Building Development Excellence
July 14-16, 2021 | Via Zoom
Join the world's #1 Certified CMMI® Instructor* for these wildly engaging virtual classes. Learn CMMI painlessly with our 98% original, dynamic slides you can't get anywhere else! After class, prep for the CMMI® Associate Exam with our exclusive online practice exams.**
* based on number of students taught
** Foundations of Capability only. Your tuition for Foundations includes a credit to take the Certified CMMI Associate Exam plus access to our online practice exams.
The reviews from dozens of our carefully-crafted virtual training sessions are in: Despite the lack of a physical, in-person presence, students actually enjoyed the experience... and, more importantly, learned.
"I just wanted to say thank you for a really enjoyable week. I was not sure how virtual was going to go, but we had a great group and your energy really kept it going... [Our Company] money was well spent and... the three of us are excited about taking this forward." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
The CMMI Institute caps virtual Certified CMMI class sizes at 15 students. We love this! The small sizes help our courses to feel friendly and engaging -- despite the physical distance.
Nationally recognized Instructor
Our energizing instructor "Wild Bill" Smith has taught certified CMMI classes to more students than anyone else in the world -- over 275 classes delivered to more than 4000 people!
"I do think that [virtual delivery] depends on the instructor and his/her ability to keep the class engaged. Our instructor excelled at that." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
Bill has won multiple industry awards, and has trained a dazzling array of corporate and government clients in the CMMI.
Our CMMI classes -- whether virtual or in-person -- are unlike any other. Stocked with 98% original content you can't get anywhere else, our courses keep you awake, engaged, and constantly learning! (See 10 sample slides.)
"The instructor's high energy made it engaging and it was easy to participate." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
Foundations of Capability- 98.7% original content. Building Development Excellence- 97.8% original content. Our Certified CMMI Instructor- 100% original content.
Our pragmatic approach to the CMMI focuses on building business performance, not shelf-ware. Students consistently describe our exercises and examples as "down-to-earth" and "relatable." We use Zoom breakout groups to let you work with and learn from other students, while absorbing key model concepts and addressing real-life scenarios.
"I thought the use of the breakout groups was superior to in-person training – being able to work in truly isolated groups allowed for stronger focus." - May 2020 virtual class attendee
Dunno Zoom? Jump-start your learning curve with our Zoom Cheat Sheet and Wild Bill's hand-crafted Zoom Guidelines for My CMMI Classes.
Exclusive Practice Exams
Graduate from our Foundations of Capability class, and you'll snag free access to our online practice Certified CMMI Associate exams -- offered exclusively to our students. (No other vender offers these exams!) Each of these tests consists of 60 questions (just like the real exam) and is strictly based on the Learner Objectives for the course (again, just like the real exam). (See 5 sample questions.)
"Your practice tests were a big help, not just the topics/questions included (and explanations of where to find the answer), but also to help get more comfortable navigating the model viewer and PDF files." - September 2020 virtual class attendee
Our Foundations class gives you online access to not just one but two (!!!) different 60-question practice exams, drawn from our expanding database of over 150 carefully-crafted mock exam questions. Now that's a party!!!
Which Classes ARE FOR YOU?
Foundations of Capability. The two-day introductory course. Pre-requisite to all other CMMI Institute-certified V2.0 classes (including both Building Excellence courses). Covers basic concepts, the model architecture, the core practice areas, and appraisals. Over 95% of our students immediately follow this course up with one or both Building Excellence classes, to more thoroughly apply CMMI concepts to real-world scenarios.
Building Development Excellence. A one-day course for anyone heavily involved in a CMMI Development V2.0 initiative; required for CMMI-DEV V2.0 appraisal team members (ATMs). Foundations of Capability is a strict pre-requisite. Covers content specific to CMMI-DEV V2.0 and provides guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a solution development environment. You'll participate in a variety of exercises to apply your knowledge, mainly working as part of a team.
Building Service Excellence. (See our calendar for dates.) A one-day class for people deeply involved in a CMMI Services V2.0 initiative; required for CMMI-SVC V2.0 appraisal team members. Foundations of Capability is a strict pre-requisite. Introduces content specific to CMMI-SVC V2.0 and provides guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a service management and delivery environment. Like its Development-centric sibling, this course is largely exercise- and team-driven.
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We provide you with the following exclusive content with each class:
With our Foundations of Capability you'll also receive:
Online access to our 60-question practice CMMI Associate Exams. (See 5 sample questions.)
CMMI V2.0 guidance documents (pdfs): Cheat Sheet, Model At-a-Glance, Quick Reference, Adoption and Transition Guidance, Method Definition Document Quick Reference (appraisal method summary), and V1.3 to V2.0 Practice Mapping (for transition efforts).
With our Building Development Excellence you'll also receive:
Guide to Scrum and CMMI (132-page pdf) - based on CMMI V1.3 but still valuable
A quiet place
A computer with webcam and microphone.
We give you:
CMMI Online Model Viewer access for 30 days ($150 value)*
Electronic access to all standard CMMI Institute slides and exercises***
Upon successful completion, official CMMI Institute certificate (pdf) and entry into CMMI Institute database
About the Online Model Viewer and CMMI Associate Exam
* CMMI V2.0 is available online, via subscription only. Your tuition includes access to the CMMI online Model Viewer for 30 days. Access typically begins a few days before class; we recommend you download a pdf copy of the model and have it accessible during class in case of Model Viewer access issues.
** Although passing the Certified CMMI Associate exam is not required to complete the course, it is required to serve on a CMMI V2.0 appraisal team. Your Foundations of Capability tuition includes a credit to register with the CMMI Institute to take this exam online. The credit must be used within 30 days after the class begins.
*** We won't use these "standard" slides and exercises during class, but you may still download them for your future reference.
Tuition and Enrollment
Are seats available? Enrollment ends at 5 pm ET on the Thursday of the week before class, or when class is full. If no seats are available, you'll find out when you try to enroll. Please don't contact us regarding seat availability; we'll be unable to provide a timely response.
Once registered, watch your email carefully 7-10 days before class. Even check your Junk /Spam folder! You'll receive one message from us, giving you links to password-protected webpages for your classes. Each page provides you with (1) pre-class instructions, (2) the Zoom link, (3) course material for downloading, and (4) bonus files or links. You'll also receive one email from the CMMI Institute for each class; please take actions requested in those messages promptly, or you may not gain online Model Viewer access prior to class.
Invest the time needed to prepare. Allow at least 30-60 minutes prep time the week before class to download material, get to know Zoom, and gain access to your CMMI Institute account. If you can't attend class because you haven't followed pre-class guidance, you won't be issued a refund.
Consider an additional screen or printing key documents. In addition to viewing slides and a talking head in Zoom, you'll sometimes need to access the CMMI -- which is also online. So consider an additional screen or at least a large one. Or ponder printing some files in advance.