Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from the CMMI Appraiser's Family to yours!

Dear Readers,

This Thanksgiving, as Mrs. CMMI Appraiser and I sit down at the holiday table with our Little Appraisers, friends, and extended family, we are thankful for all of the opportunities we've had to meet so many companies that are adopting the CMMI for the right reasons.

Yes, by taking the right approach to adopting the CMMI in 2013, companies are experiencing higher quality, faster delivery, and more predictable, repeatable results. These outcomes are helping the entire industry improve.  That's why, looking forward, we feel an even greater sense of gratitude for all those in 2014 who will choose to adopt the CMMI for the right reasons:

  • Because the CMMI is a time-tested, industry-proven model for positive outcomes;
  • Because the CMMI is a framework and set of guidelines for changing behaviors and changing culture;
  • Because the CMMI allows you to do what you are already doing, only better.

Last but not least, we’re grateful for YOU, the Reader. You’re the one who puts these truths in action every day by following the guidance of the CMMI to keep your company on the path to greatness. Ultimately, YOU are what the CMMI is all about, and we couldn’t feel more fortunate than to be sharing this journey with you!

To show our gratitude, we’re offering you a hassle-free download of our popular article, "CMMI vs. Scrum? NO! CMMI + Scrum!" Originally published in the prestigious Cutter IT Journal, the article is designed to help you learn to maximize your investment in agile and the CMMI.  Read, learn and enjoy!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff pioneered agileCMMI, the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement. He has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit for more information about engineering strategy, performance innovation , software process improvement and running a successful CMMI program.

To download eBooks about CMMI, including the complete “CMMU Users Stories,” visit Jeff’s Author Page on Amazon.

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