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 Services Version 1.3 October 7-9, 2014
Development Supplement for CMMI® Version 1.3 October 10, 2014
Secure Programming in the C Language November 11-13, 2014
Introduction to CMMI® for Development Version 1.3 December 2-4, 2014
Services Supplement for CMMI® Version 1.3 December 5, 2014
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.