Thursday, March 12, 2015

So your customers want you to “Go Agile!” … NOW what?

Dear Readers,

Have you been hearing customers say they want their suppliers to “Go Agile?”

Are you a CMMI Maturity Level 2 or Maturity Level 3 organization with a Waterfall approach that is struggling to improve requirements churn and volatility, meet schedule and budget, and perform the work you do every day?

Learn to solve both of these problems at the same time, by participating in our ALL NEW Webinar in the “Everything You Need to Know” Series: “Agile Transformation!

What: “Everything You Need to Know. Agile Transformation!
Where: LIVE on your screen
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at noon EDT.

Why are customers asking you to “Go Agile”?

In the last decade or so, the software engineering community has begun to embrace a set of iterative and incremental delivery methods known collectively as “Agile.” The specific methods include names like Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Spiral, and some distant cousins including Kanban. Sometimes customers will ask you to “go Agile” without fully understanding what they are asking.

What does this mean for a Waterfall company with a CMMI Maturity Level?

The really neat thing about CMMI is that, since both CMMI and Agile are frameworks for improving delivery, CMMI is very effective at guiding and improving your Agile transformation! This means you can get more out of your investment in CMMI while using its guidance to “go Agile.”

What can you do NOW that will make a difference?

One thing we can do is get informed. “Agile Transformation” is a practical and timely Webinar that helps you learn to adopt the behaviors and do the work that needs to be done to “go agile” in a way that makes sense for your organization. On the Webinar, you'll begin to understand how to transform the values and behaviors in your organization and take advantage of Agile methods for a lighter, leaner approach to solving business problems incrementally and iteratively.

Get started with Agile Transformation! Sign up here.

Like this blog? Forward to your nearest engineering or software exec!

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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