Process improvement, best practices and training

Process improvement is a critical organizational function that involves engineering, assessing, defining, piloting, and implementing processes in order to produce a positive impact on the overarching business. A process improvement initiative is a complex organizational change effort that requires effective work, political, and/or cultural systems to accomplish its goals. At Fraunhofer, we apply an empirical paradigm to an organization’s specific context in defining the appropriate processes, measuring and analyzing the effects of those selections, and packaging the resulting knowledge for reuse and evolution. A typical process improvement project includes the following steps:
  • Define and plan improvement effort
  • Prepare and deploy initiative infrastructure
  • Engineer and implement process
  • Lead and participate in informal and formal assessments

Point of Contact: Ms. Michele A. Shaw


Training Course Offerings

Fraunhofer CESE offers a number training courses for professionals. The list below contains our current training course offerings with the next available date. Please click on the course name to get a more detailed description, to find other course dates, or to register.

Public Training Offerings Next Training Date
Introduction to CMMI® for Development Version 1.3 April 14-16, 2015
Services Supplement for CMMI® Version 1.3 April 17, 2015
Introduction to CMMI® for Services Version 1.3 August 25-27, 2015
Development Supplement for CMMI® Version 1.3 August 28, 2015
Secure Programming in the C Language TBA
Measurement Fundamentals and Practical Implementation TBA
Agile methods workshop Upon request

Our public offerings are held in our new classroom at the Fraunhofer offices. Upon request, all courses can be given for private groups and at customer facilities. If you are interested in other topics that we are not currently offering, or if some training dates do not fit your schedule, please contact us at or call 240 487-2905 for more information.