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Who are we

ATKOTT, Inc. is a small consulting practice dedicated to supporting its clients as they implement organizational process and technology improvements.  Most of our clients have focused improvement programs using the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) which sometimes incorporate other improvement models or techniques as well (e.g., ISO Standards, PMBOK, Agile Methods).   

The ATKinson Organizational Transformation Team is there to help your organization through the struggles of improvement.  Let us help your business guide your improvement effort.   ATKOTT, Inc. typically takes a multi-prone approach to your improvement program. In our efforts to support your business we provide consulting, training and appraisal services.

The Atkinson Organizational Transformation Team is there to help each client:

Our Mission

ATKOTT’s mission is to help its clients successfully implement improvements that will transform the way they operate in order to meet their specific business needs.  ATKOTT assists organizations in applying industry proven models such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and other proven best practices.  The goal of any engagement is to have a Client that has made measurably significant and lasting improvements to their business.

Our Team

As the president and chief consultant of ATKOTT, Inc., Shane Atkinson brings 25+ years of experience in software and systems development.  Mr. Atkinson has broad industry experience working in the defense/government environment as well as commercial experience in telecom, electronics, automotive, healthcare and insurance fields.  He has been helping organizations improve by using the capability maturity models since the early 1990s.  Mr. Atkinson is a Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser as well as an CMMI Institute-Certified Instructor in CMMI for both Development and Services.   He has conducted over 150 formal and informal maturity model based appraisals in the last 20 years.  He consults and appraises both large multi-national corporations as well as very small businesses. He has conducted appraisals in 11 different countries on 4 different continents. He has experienced both the discipline and robustness of formal waterfall development activities and the nimbleness and efficiency of modern agile methods. Mr. Atkinson believes that improvement is generally not driven by strict model compliance but by using the model as a guide to apply the best practices in the context of the entire business environment. 

ATKOTT teams with other like-minded, independent Lead Appraisers to work on larger engagements and provide backup in case of emergency.  Among these include AgileDigm (agiledigm.com), Baseline Process Appraisals (www.baselinepa.com), Excellence in Measurement Technology, LLC (EMT) (excellenceinmeasurement.com), and Layman and Layman (www.laymanandlayman.com).  Similar resources are used to ensure that conflicts of interest issues arising on engagements may be handled appropriately.  For instance, when extensive consulting and/or process development is provided, it is not appropriate for the same resource to lead the organization's appraisal. 

Our Advantage

20+ years of practical maturity model experience:

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