CMMI® v2.0: Upgrade Training

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

Why Take This Course

Transition your knowledge from CMMI V1.3 to CMMI V2.0 to build competitive advantage and meet the challenges of the global business landscape.

This one-day class gives you a basic understanding of the key differences between CMMI V1.3 (of which you're already familiar) and V2.0. To make it more practical, you may follow it up with one or more supplemental classes, like Building Development Excellence or Building Service Excellence. (In fact, to serve on a CMMI V2.0 appraisal team, a Building Excellence class may be necessary! See our CMMI Training FAQ for details.)

Who Should Attend

This class should be attended by:

  • Anyone who has completed Introduction to CMMI V1.3 and wants to upgrade to CMMI V2.0, without taking the "deeper dive" offered by Foundations of Capability

  • Appraisal Team Members (ATMs) who served on V1.3 appraisal teams and want to fulfill the training requirements needed to serve on a CMMI V2.0 appraisal. (For full details, see the CMMI Institute's Appraisal Team Member Eligibility Policy.)

What You'll Learn

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

  • Understand the key components of the CMMI V2.0 model structure

  • Know the key differences between CMMI V1.3 and V2.0


This description has not yet been modified to reflect takeaways from our virtual courses.

  • Online Model Viewer access for 30 days (a $150 value), typically beginning a few days before class

  • Credit to take the Certified CMMI Associate Exam ($250 value, required for V2.0 Appraisal Team Members), within 30 days of course completion

  • Online access to all standard CMMI Institute slides

  • Official CMMI Institute certificate (upon completion)

PLUS - Only When We Teach It

We've made this course our own, with 98% original content!!!

Unlike every other vendor, we offer:

  • Thrilling, dynamic proprietary slides and exercises - 98% original content!

  • Student binder of all 120+ slides

  • Supplementary binder including CMMI V2.0 quick reference guide, CMMI V2.0 adoption and transition guide, and essential diagrams

  • Nifty embossed leatherette journal and pen to document your CMMI adventure

  • Convenient embroidered carrying bag for all student materials and swag

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

  • Other fun prizes and giveaways, if you're lucky. Heck, maybe even a flying monkey!


Course outline

Our CMMI V2.0 courses are composed of occasional lectures combined with lots of exercises to make sure you understand the model. (Don't worry; the exercises are sometimes "games" -- and we make them fun!) To receive credit for the class, you need to actively participate throughout the entire course, without missing any class time.

You must bring a laptop or electronic tablet to class, to access the online Model Viewer. You'll also bring a pdf of the model, either on your laptop or in printed form (in case of technology problems).

Here's a class outline, but please realize that it's subject to change. (Currently accurate as of: November 2019.) We're constantly improving our courses based on student feedback, and revising to reflect changes to the model.

Day One

Class Kick-off: Wake Up!


1. Welcome!

Exercise: Your Stakeholder Needs

2. CMMI V2.0 Product Suite Overview

  • Model

  • Appraisal Method

  • Training & Certification

  • Systems & Tools

  • Adoption Guidance

3. Model Structure

  • CategoriesCapability Areas

  • Practice Areas (PAs)Practice Groups (Levels)Practices

Exercise: Capability Area Game

4. Model Content

  • "New" Practice Areas

  • Dramatically Changed PAs

  • Other Tweaks

5. Model Views & Context-Specific Guidance

Exercise: Agile with Scrum

Exercise: Practice Area Abbreviations

6. Performance & Capability

Exercise: Name the Practice Area

7. Maturity & Capability Levels

  • Levels (Practice Groups)

  • Capability Levels

  • Maturity Levels

Exercise: Capability Area Game

8. Appraisal Method Overview

Exercise: Smitty's Rock'n Game Show!

9. Wrap-up

Enrollment options

You come to us.

Public classes

We offer this class regularly at our training center in Reston VA (near DC).

Or we come to you.

Private classes

Got 5 or more students? We'll come to you! Prices start at $3200 + $350 per student.


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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