Transition from SW-CMM to CMMI - Software Engineering Institute ...

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Transition from SW-CMM to CMMI - Software Engineering Institute ...

DELTA

Business Solutions

Business Solutions

Risks Look Like This…

Senior management wants to adopt industry best practices

(or wants the CMMI rating), but may not understand…

… implied costs

• Process improvement staff

• Policies, processes,

procedures

• Training

• Quality assurance

• Measurement repository

• Learning curve

• Hiring expertise

• Appraisals

…improvement concepts

• Near-term investment, longterm

benefits

• Bureaucracy vs. discipline

• Standardization vs.

institutionalization

• Discipline makes the

organizations less agile

(initially)

• The need to enforce less

popular practices

“Aligning CMMI Strategies with Individual, Project, and Organizational Perspectives”, Rick Hefner,

2003 Software Technology Conference

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