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Manage workforces better

Title: People CMM - Interpreting People CMM for software organizations
Author: Raghav S Nandyal
Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill
Pages: 258
Price: Rs 495/-

The book talks about the use of the People Capability Maturity Model (CMM) model to manage your workforce better. The People CMM is a framework that addresses core issues in workforce management and competency development.

The book has been written keeping in mind an audience like CEOs, project leaders, trainers, and HR professionals, or for anyone who wants to:

  • Develop maturity in their workforce practices
  • Guide a program of continuous workforce development
  • Set priorities for immediate actions
  • Integrate workforce development with process improvement

Although primarily for software organizations, the book provides a suite of implementation ideas relevant to most organizations.

The emphasis is on interpretation of the model, and the reader can use the framework to fit it into his/her company.

The relevance of the People CMM model to organizations, both big and small is highlighted at various places in the book.

The author believes that the fundamental premise of is that people are doing the best in the given circumstances.

And process improvement has to do with changing or improving these circumstances.

-Soutiman Das Gupta

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