CMMI for Extra-Small Companies
Broadsword’s “CMMIxs” is a subscription service that makes it easier for your small company to achieve its CMMI and Process Improvement Goals.
Small IT and engineering shops with less than twenty-five employees that want the performance improvements and CMMI Rating needed to compete for federal and state government contracts can now be in the “CMMI club” too by adopting CMMIxs from Broadsword.
Designed for the small company that needs the competitive advantages that CMMI can give them, CMMIxs makes it easier than ever to afford.
Here’s what you get with your CMMIxs subscription:
Built around virtual tools and flexible timing, CMMIxs is made available “on-demand” whenever you need it. This means you decide when you work on CMMI and process improvement. The pace of your project is up to you, and not limited by consultant visits or travel schedules. You’ll have access to a pool of experts when you need them.
Depth of Experience
You’ll work with the most experienced CMMI consultants in the industry, matching your specific needs with our consultant’s areas of expertise. Meet with a project management expert when you’re working on Project Planning, and a software engineering expert when it comes time to address Engineering. You’ll have access to Broadsword’s entire knowledge-base and be matched with the right person at the right time.
To support you and your CMMI program, and keep your costs to a minimum, you will use on-demand video and webinar technology, online collaboration tools, and our proprietary CMMI Accelerator Tool Kit to kickstart your program by giving you a place to start.
When you subscribe to CMMIxs, you’ll get access to these tools, as well as a fully-functional web portal for sharing information and documents, an audio conference line for up to twenty-five employees, and your own dedicated “team room” on our web collaboration and meeting service. You won’t have to gather your team together in a conference room to work on CMMIxs, all they need is a computer with a microphone.
You’ll also have access to our webinar, video, and resource library where you can learn at your own pace, refresh your knowledge, or find answers to your questions.
Scaled to Size
Our CMMIxs solution is scaled to fit the needs of your extra-small company. Because we minimize travel and onsite visits, your investment is more manageable. Not everything with CMMI can be delivered virtually, but we have designed a program to keep travel and onsite visits at an absolute minimum – saving time and cost for you.
CMMIxs is a subscription service that delivers workshops, training, and consulting services on-demand for a fixed monthly cost. Traditional consulting projects can be a roller-coaster ride of fees and travel costs – some months can be very high, some months are low. With CMMIxs you’ll enjoy the predictable monthly cost to help you manage your budget and know what to expect for the future.
Using our CMMIxs Roadmap, we guide you through a structured program tailored to your needs. The approach, packaged for either CMMI Maturity Level Two or Three, includes:
- Project kick-off (Release Zero)
- Micro Assessment (online assessment tool)
- Checkpoint “Mini Appraisals”
- Workshops on process quality, measurement, configuration management, Decision Analysis, and Process Strategy
- Online webinar and video Tutorials
- Virtual, on-demand consulting and coaching for two days per month
- Appraisal Planning and Preparation
- SCAMPI A Appraisal (onsite)
Get started with CMMIxs and take our free CMMI Micro-Assessment to find out where you stand.
To begin building a CMMI Capability Profile for your organization, take our free online “CMMI Micro-Assessment.” We’ll provide you with quick feedback from our Certified Lead Appraiser on where your stand today.
Here’s the link.
At Broadsword, we’re a small business too, and we think other small businesses deserve a chance to receive the benefits that come with CMMI. We make it easy for you with a flexible schedule, virtual tools, and a simple subscription model.* For more information about CMMIxs or the CMMI Micro-assessment, contact us using the form below.
*CMMIxs subscription is only available to companies with 25 or fewer employees.