Have PMBOK, Will Take CMMI

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Event Date
Start At : Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 5:30pm
End At : Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 6:30pm

Have PMBOK, Will Take CMMI


Tarak Modi, CISA, CISSP, PMP


PM Tools is always free of charge, and registration is not required.


Every third Tuesday of each month, at 5:30,
Immediately before the Tysons Corner Dinner meeting.


Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA

About the Program

Today’s tough economic conditions and the constant pressure to accomplish “more with less” has prompted organizations to take an in-depth look at their business processes in the context of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) with hopes of finding ways to make them more effective and efficient, raise overall productivity, reduce operational costs, and ultimately increase profitability.

Despite the fact that most organizations begin with the modest goal of attaining a Maturity Level 2 rating, the number of success stories are few and far between. Is this because a CMMI rating is painfully difficult to obtain? Or have these organizations actually made it more difficult than necessary because of misinformed or misconceived notions about what CMMI is really all about?

Fortunately, as we will see, the gist of a CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating boils down to three simple words: Basic Project Management. The even better news is that, as members of the PMI, we already have total access to one of the most comprehensive bodies of knowledge in the field of Project Management – the PMBOK. Part of the presentation will be a detailed mapping between the CMMI Maturity Level 2 and the PMBOK to objectively show just how well these frameworks map together, which is precisely why if you have the PMBOK, you might as well take CMMI Maturity Level 2.

About the Speaker

Tarak Modi, CISA, CISSP, PMP

Tarak Modi

Tarak Modi, CISA, CISSP, PMP is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at CALIBRE Systems, Inc., a mid-tier management and technology services company. He is a recognized industry thought leader in the areas of transformative IT and enterprise modernization. With over 15 years of proven experience achieving mission critical results by aligning business and IT, Tarak has a diverse professional background that is supported by a solid educational foundation that includes an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Georgia State University as well as many industry-recognized certifications.

A prolific author with excellent communication skills, Tarak is an active podcaster, has co-authored Professional Java Web Services (Wrox Press, 2001), and has published over 80 articles that showcase his broad experience, keen business acumen, and deep technical knowledge. Find out more about Tarak at his professional website: TekNirvana.com


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