Steve Masters
Steve Masters

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The Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI^SM ) process provides benchmark quality ratings to organizations striving to achieve CMMI® maturity levels. The role of the SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, who conducts the SCAMPI process for those organizations, has developed into a distinct profession that encompasses a wide array of competencies. The SCAMPI Lead Appraiser Body of Knowledge (SLA BOK) provides a multi dimensional view of the competencies and skills that are needed to be a successful SCAMPI Lead Appraiser. The SLA BOK is the driver for the SEI Appraisal Program’s approach to ensure quality of SCAMPI appraisals. It establishes a comprehensive basis for curriculum, training, certification, observation, and quality assurance programs.

This presentation provides an overview of the SLA BOK, which has just recently been published as an SEI technical report.

Steve Masters Bio

Steve Masters is the Competency Development Manager for the CMMI® Appraisal Team at the Software Engineering Institute. Since joining the SEI in 1987, Masters has been involved in developing, teaching, and practicing process appraisal techniques. His most recent work was as Project Manager for the development of the SCAMPI Lead Appraiser Body of Knowledge (SLA BOK) which has just been published as an SEI technical report.

Masters is a SEI-certified SCAMPISM High Maturity Lead Appraiser, has led or participated on over 30 class A appraisals, and is an instructor of the SCAMPI Lead Appraiser Training and SCAMPI B&C Team Leader Training courses. In addition, Masters is an SEI-authorized instructor of the Introduction to CMMI and Intermediate Concepts of CMMI courses. Masters has co-authored several SEI technical reports and special reports.