CMMI V1.3: Agile

One major change in CMMI V1.3 is the addition of agile. Let’s take a look at this, to see how the deploying the CMMI version 1.3 delivers value for Agile organizations and how we can combine agile and CMMI in process improvement.

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CMMI V1.3: Deploying the CMMI

In an earlier posting I highlighted the clarification of the high maturity process areas in this new CMMI version. This time I’m going into changes in the model architecture, which is about how to deploy the CMMI by “tailoring” it toward your needs.

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CMMI V1.3: Where to find information?

The CMMI V1.3 has been released just a couple of days ago. I know that many process improvement experts are looking for information, to find out what has changed. Below a first set of links to get you started.

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CMMI V1.3 Released: High Maturity Clarified

Version 1.3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) has been released by the SEI. The main changes mentioned in the SEI News are clarifications of the high maturity process areas, alignment of the representations (staged and continous) and the addition of modern engineering practices like agile.

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You can observe a lot by just watching

It’s time for a 'next quote. This one's from Yogi Bera: “You can observe a lot by just watching”. I use this quote when I see things that are clearly happening, but go completely unnoticed by those involved, thereby missing chances to improve.

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Investing in Professionals: The People CMM

Looking at business results, how important do you consider the capability of your workforce? The knowledge and skills of your professionals, and their motivation and drive? My opinion is that it is of huge importance when you want to reach business goals.

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Getting to the Root Causes of Problems

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) has been used by many to determine a fault’s first or “root” causes to improve processes. Given the current economic climate, the business case for RCA has become more more explicit then ever!

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We are all customers

The customer is considered more and important for software development. Software teams have to delivers products and services that solve the needs of their customers. But understanding what a customer wants isn’t always that easy.

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