Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

CERT Resilience Management Model Appraisal Boot Camp

This two-day course provides an overview of the CERT-RMM Capability Appraisal Method, which addresses the application of the Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI)® for the CERT® Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM) v1.1. Individuals seeking to become SEI-Certified CERT-RMM Lead Appraisers must complete this course as part of their certification requirements.

The CERT-RMM Capability Appraisal Method (CAM) is a diagnostic tool that can be used to determine an organization's capability for managing operational resilience. It is a tailored version of the SCAMPI method that addresses the unique challenges of appraising capability using CERT-RMM in the operations phase of the life cycle. Because CERT-RMM has only a continuous representation, the method focuses on helping organizations gain insight into their process capability by identifying process strengths and weaknesses as related to the best practices contained in CERT-RMM.

The CERT-RMM CAM Appraisal Boot Camp (ABC) gives students the foundational knowledge they need to apply their SCAMPI experience in a CERT-RMM context. The Appraisal Boot Camp addresses important decisions about scoping an appraisal ("organizational unit" vs. "project"), characterizing practices, and deriving capability levels. It also addresses appraisal considerations for unique CERT-RMM model attributes such as using Targeted Improvement Roadmaps and in interpreting process areas in categories such as Enterprise Management and Operations, both of which do not exist in CMMI models. In addition, the course provides students insight into how to properly interpret process areas in CERT-RMM that have been sourced from CMMI models, such as Resilience Requirements Development and Organizational Training and Awareness.

The course is composed of lectures and class exercises with ample opportunity for participant questions and discussions. Course attendance and assignments will be graded to determine if class participants have successfully completed the course. To become certified, candidate CERT-RMM Lead Appraisers will need to meet the qualification and certification criteria as defined in the CERT-RMM appraisal certification program. CERT-RMM Lead Appraisers may provide appraisal services for their own organization or other organizations and deliver appraisal training to appraisal teams.

This course is a prerequisite for becoming an SEI-Certified CERT-RMM Lead Appraiser.

Who should attend?

  • Candidate CERT-RMM Lead Appraisers


  • Making the business case for CERT-RMM
  • Model-based process improvement using CERT-RMM
  • CERT-RMM CAM scoping considerations for organizational scope and model scope
  • Development of Targeted Improvement Roadmaps and Targeted Improvement Profiles
  • Diagnosing based on CERT-RMM
  • Planning CERT-RMM-based improvements


Successful completion of this course will enable participants to

  • Have working knowledge of applying the CAM process to perform a CERT-RMM capability appraisal
  • Identify the major differences in using the SCAMPI process for CERT-RMM appraisals rather than CMMI models
  • Identify the CERT-RMM fine-grained scoping options: practice-level, asset, and resilience-domains
  • Have working knowledge of defining and scoping a CERT-RMM appraisal
  • Establish Targeted Improvement Roadmaps to commence a CERT-RMM process improvement effort


Students must be Candidate CERT-RMM Lead Appraisers sponsored by an SEI Partner. In addition, students must have successfully completed the Introduction to CERT-RMM course.


Participants will receive

  • Course notebook containing course slides
  • Various supplementary handouts and exercises


This two-day course meets at the following times:
Day 1: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.

®CERT is a registered trademark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University
®CMMI and SCAMPI are registered trademarks of CMMI Institute LLC

Course Details

Course Fees [USD]

U.S. Industry: $2000

U.S. Government/Academic: $1600

International: $3000

This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites.

For More Information

Phone: 412-268-7622