CMMI V1.3: The CMMI Project roadmap

CMMI Roadmaps are a goal-driven approach to selecting and deploying relevant process areas from the CMMI. Their aim is to deploy the CMMI effective, and quickly get business result. Let’s see how the CMMI Roadmaps can be used with the CMMI V1.3.

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Doctor, what’s wrong with my software?

Delivering product with the right quality, on time, can be difficult. Testing decisions are crucial to reach this. Are there ways to improve your testing decision capabilities? Yes there are, and they have been used and have shown to be valuable.

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A customer is a customer?

Software development teams use the word “customer” a lot. But there are different kinds of customers. Being aware which kind of customer you are talking about can help you to deliver better results to your customers.

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Bigger products with smaller teams

SPIder, The Dutch Software Process Improvement network organizes a conference on the 7th of december, on "Bigger products with smaller teams". If you manage software development, or work in process or quality improvement, this is the event for you!

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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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Software Reliability: Water, Money and Healthcare

SPIder, the Dutch Software Process Improvement Network organises a session about software reliability on november 2. Three speakers will give their views on reliability, and discuss with the attendees what can be done to develop reliable software.

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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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