CMMI® v2.0:
Foundations of Capability

+ Building Development Excellence

January 8-10, 2020  |  Reston, VA

Learn CMMI

& Boost Your Brain Size!

Boost your brain size, safely and legally, with our StiMuLaTiNg introduction to CMMI V2.0 classes!
Our imaginative instructor, a former IBM developer and Software Productivity Consortium consultant, keeps you awake and engaged -- without nasty chemicals or harmful side effects.
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Nationally recognized Instructor

Our energizing instructor Bill Smith has taught certified CMMI classes to more students than anyone else in the world -- over 3500! He's won multiple industry awards, and has trained a dazzling array of corporate and government clients in the CMMI.

"The best instructor I have encountered... Made some of the more complex concepts easy to understand."
You'll walk away with a true APPRECIATION for the new CMMI V2.0.
Not just an "understanding."

No Death-by-slide!

From the foot-stompin' music to the educational fun and games, you'll see why our CMMI classes are unlike any others. Stocked with 98% original content you can't get anywhere else, our courses keep you awake, engaged, and constantly learning!

"I never would have believed this 'dry' subject material could be presented as interesting and entertaining as it was."
Any instructor can TALK TALK TALK for three or four days. We make sure you actually LEARN.

Practical Exercises

Our pragmatic approach to the CMMI focuses on building business value, not shelfware. We'll help you unlock the mystery of CMMI with exercises and examples that our students consistently describe as "down-to-earth" and "relatable."

"Provided real-life, relevant examples for every question asked... Excellent mix of model theory and application."
Limited seating. Our classes sell out.


January 8-9, 2020

Foundations of Capability

(pre-requisite to courses below)

January 10, 2020

Building Development Excellence

(required for CMMI-DEV V2.0 appraisal team members)

February 7, 2020

Building Service Excellence

(The date is not a typo; because of smaller class sizes, we do not offer this class monthly. Required for CMMI-SVC V2.0 appraisal team members.)

8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

Please show up a bit early to set up your laptop and log into the online Model Viewer.

We've never canceled a class due to low enrollment. (Unlike those other guys!)


ASCE Bechtel Conference Center

1801 Alexander Bell Dr.

Reston, VA 20191

Discounted room rates (10%) -- and perhaps a free shuttle -- may be available at the nearby Westin Reston Heights (only 2.1 miles away). Make your reservation online at, or by phone at 703.391.9000 referencing account name "ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers."

Rock'n bonuses!

Just say no to death-by-slide. We're now famously at 98% original, exciting content in each class!!!


Unlike other vendors, we also provide:

  • Professionally bound CMMI V2.0 Quick Reference Guide (Foundations only)

  • Thrilling, dynamic proprietary slides and exercises

  • Nifty embossed journal to document your CMMI adventure (Foundations only)

  • Other fun prizes and giveaways. Heck, maybe even a flying monkey!

  • Our unique learning environment full of music, game shows, humor, and more!!!

What's Included

You bring:

  • A laptop or tablet to access the online Model Viewer during class *

  • An electronic pdf of the model, downloaded from the CMMI Institute account we'll help you establish

We give you:

You won't go hungry:

  • Lite continental breakfast

  • Hot lunch!

  • Afternoon snack

  • Beverages all day long

Which Classes ARE FOR YOU?

You'll start with Foundations of Capability. It's the pre-requisite to all other CMMI Institute-certified V2.0 courses, covering basic CMMI V2.0 concepts, the model architecture, and the "core Practice Areas" (i.e., the best practices common to the pre-defined benchmark model views: Development, Services, and Supplier Management).

(For this class to be truly useful, though, you'll need to supplement it with one or more "Building Excellence" classes.)

If you're heavily involved in your organization's CMMI Development V2.0 initiative, you'll also want to take the Building Development Excellence class. In fact, it's a requirement for anyone serving on a CMMI-DEV V2.0 appraisal team.

This class covers content specific to CMMI-DEV V2.0 (e.g., the Technical Solution and Product Integration Practice Areas), guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a development environment, and -- more than anything else -- plenty of exercises to reinforce your knowledge.

The Building Service Excellence class is for people deeply involved in a CMMI Services V2.0 initiative. It's also a requirement for CMMI-SVC V2.0 appraisal team members.

The course introduces content specific to CMMI-SVC V2.0 (e.g., the four Service-specific Practice Areas) and guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a service environment. Count on the class to be extremely exercise-intensive.

About the Online Model Viewer and CMMI Associate Exam

* CMMI V2.0 is available online, via subscription only. Your tuition includes access to the 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 bring it to class in case of technology 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.

Tuition and Enrollment

Online registration ends at 5 pm Eastern time on Thursday the week before class, or when the class is full -- whichever comes first.

If class is full, you'll receive a message stating this when you attempt to register. E-mail us to be added to the waiting list, in case of any cancellations.

Foundations of Capability (2 days)
+ Building Development Excellence (1 day)
+ Building Service Excellence (1 day, held during a different month)

Only $2090 (3 or more: $1970 each)

Find a better price? We'll match it! Restrictions apply.*

Foundations of Capability (2 days) + Building Development Excellence (1 day)

Only $1590 (3 or more: $1490 each)

Foundations of Capability (2 days) + Building Service Excellence (1 day)

Only $1590 (3 or more: $1490 each)

A la carte pricing:

Foundations of Capability - Only $1190 (3 or more: $1090 each)
Building Development Excellence - Only $540 (3 or more: $490 each)
Pre-requisite: Foundations of Capability
Building Service Excellence - Only $540 (3 or more: $490 each)
Pre-requisite: Foundations of Capability

* Our price-matching policy (for public classes): We will discount up to 20% to match a directly comparable competitive offering if (1) you inform us prior to enrolling, (2) the class is within a 50-mile radius of Washington DC, (3) the class start date is within four weeks of ours, and (4) key amenities are similar (breakfast, lunch,, etc.)

Private classes

Got 5 or more students? We'll come to you! Prices start at $9900 + $535 per student for the CMMI v2.0: Foundations of Capability and Building Development (or Service) Excellence bundle.

Brian Happily Flings A Monkey

Brian Happily Flings A Monkey

Susan Rocks Our Hawaiian Shirt Day

Susan Rocks Our Hawaiian Shirt Day

The Infamous "Charlie Sheen" Class

The Infamous "Charlie Sheen" Class

Elizabeth And Her New Prize

Elizabeth And Her New Prize

Example Class Slide

Example Class Slide

Method Masterminds: A Winning Team!

Method Masterminds: A Winning Team!

Bill Gets A CMMI Institute Surprise

Bill Gets A CMMI Institute Surprise

Yoda: May the CMMI Be With You

Yoda: May the CMMI Be With You

Example Special Presentation

Example Special Presentation

Monkeys Ride A Killer Bunny

Monkeys Ride A Killer Bunny



Bill Smith

CEO | CMMI Instructor​

Cell: 571.232.0146

Leading Edge Process Consultants LLC

11160-C1 South Lakes Drive, #166

Reston, VA 20191

Fax: 866.264.2664

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