Welcome to Nitelik*

Nitelik is the premier Turkish Process Improvement and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) service provider.  “CMMI is a process improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes.  CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division, or an entire organization.”  (Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute). 

Nitelik is a member of Software Process Improvement (SPI) Partners.  SPI Partners is comprised of a unique global network of independent senior consultants and small consultancy firms, with headquarters in the Netherlands.   Each member of SPI Partners has a unique area of expertise that is shared across the network and serves to form a powerful synergetic relationship.  Being a member of this network helps Nitelik to better meet the needs of your organization. 

Nitelik And Your Organization

Nitelik can help you improve the performance and increase the effectiveness of your organization by providing it with the following CMMI related training and services:

  • SEI Introduction to CMMI through public instruction or in-house training.

  • Perform Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) appraisals including SCAMPI A, B and C appraisals and team member training.

  • One Day Executive CMMI training courses for managers.

  • Three day training courses for practitioners focused on applied CMMI and Extreme Process (XP) Improvement.

  • Assist your organization in preparing a CMMI Process Improvement Project Plan in accordance with the Initiating, Diagnosing, Establishing, Acting and Learning (IDEAL) Model.

  • Consulting for management of CMMI Process Improvement Projects.

  • Assist your organization in defining and/or improving the processes within your organization.

  • Provide consultant and training services for initiating new or improved processes within your organization.

  • Provide consultant and training services for the prevention and handling of resistance to change within the organization.

  • Provide Improvement Program Reviews or second opinions on existing improvement programs.

Over 15 Years of Leadership Experience

Orhan Kalayci, the founder of Nitelik, has played a vital role in the introduction and implementation of a variety of CMM and CMMI related initiatives in Turkey.  Fortified with a tremendous knowledge and broad experience in CMMI, his greatest strength lies in his ability to assist organizations to institutionalize newly defined processes, while helping their people learn to accept, love, and own the new processes.  Since 1995, his efforts have helped lead to the following CMMI “firsts;”

1995      Kalayci performed the first academic work in Turkey on process assessments.  He did this as a part of his MS Thesis in Industrial Engineering at Bogazici University.

1996      Kalayci presented the first seminar paper in Turkey on the Subject of CMM.

2001      Responsible for the first CMM Level 3 (L3) experience in Turkey.

2003      the first radio program about CMMI in Turkey.

2004      Responsible for the first application of the CMMI Model in Turkey for Level 2.

2004      Responsible for the first combined application of CMMI and Extreme Programming (XP) in Turkey.

2006      Nitelik became the first Turkish organization with native Turkish employees to offer SEI CMMI and SCAMPI services in cooperation with SPI Partners.

2007      Nitelik will be the first Turkish organization to have its own native Turkish SCAMPI lead appraiser and Introduction to CMMI instructor, Orhan Kalayci.


Nitelik References

Nitelik has performed services for a number of well-established Turkish organizations.  Our list of references include the following:

2006 – Meteksan Sistem – CMMI Level 3

2006 – Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

2005 – Siemens Turkey – CMMI Level 3 Assessment

2004 – BIMAR – CMMI Level 2 and XP

               Additional References

Please feel free to contact us with your CMMI or process improvement questions and requests.  We will provide you with a practical approach and effective solutions for your organization’s unique process improvement challenges. 

*Nitelik is the Turkish word for Quality.

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