The purpose of providing a rating is to provide a view of different aspects/attributes of a Process Reference Framework. Please note the all attributes are not required for every framework and organisation. For example, if your organisation is not interested in formal assessment, you can ignore the Assessment support rating. Similarly if your organisation has a specific need and open for new ideas, the “longevity” parameter can be ignored.
The following table provides a guidance on rating scale.
|Longevity||<2years||2 to 4 years||4 to 6 years||6 to 8years||more than 10 years|
|Industry Adoption||country/specific domain specific, around 100 instances of implementation||region specific, multiple domains, 500 to 1000 instances of implementation||global adoption, multiple domains, across business types (SME, Large Enterprises, Government)
more than 5000 instances
|Tool support||<2 tools||2- 5 tools||5 to 10 tools||10 to 20 tools||more than 20 tools, supported by extendable platform, API published, established ecosystems of multiple tools|
|Training support||no single recognised certification body, no clear accreditation for independent training bodies
<10 training providers
|10 to 20 training providers||
more than one recognised certification bodies,
more than 20 training providers
Independent single certification body, accredited training providers, defined training path
more than 30 training providers
|Independent single certification body, accredited training providers, defined training path
More than 50 training providers across the globe
|Assessment support||some support to assessment provided||assessment supported by independent third parties. However, there is no central body that trains the assessor. The ratings are used mainly for self-improvement.||Internationally recognised independent assessment body that qualifies the assessors. The assessment is contractually recognised.|