Friday, May 8, 2015

Where do we go when we want to go agile?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser – We adopted Waterfall to help us achieve a CMMI Level 2, but since then we’ve been struggling to meet schedule and budget.  I hear good things about having more rapid delivery using Scrum, but our CMMI consultant said “going agile” is not an option for us, because agile and CMMI are incompatible.  Where do we go from here? ~ Calvin M.


The first place you should go is to the bullpen to call up another CMMI consultant.  They should know that CMMI and Scrum are more alike than they are different. Both CMMI and Scrum are about solving business problem, and they function extremely well together.

To get the real story about using agile and CMMI: Check out “Agile Transformation!” the second webinar in our popular “Everything You Need to Know” series.

Everything You Need to Know: Agile Transformation!
Wednesday, May 13 at noon EDT
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"Agile Transformation!” is hosted by Broadsword and delivered by Tim Zeller, Director of Strategic Solutions.  Tim will help you learn new ways to do some very useful things:

  • Say goodbye to a Waterfall approach that utilizes a top-heavy, document-focused, command and control structure that you THOUGHT you needed to get a CMMI rating
  • Say hello to more rapid delivery
  • Preserve all the "good" things you did with CMMI, but just be more lean and agile

Not only will this Webinar help you figure out how to solve problems like meeting schedule and budget, Calvin, it will help you understand what needs to be done to become the company you want to be. You'll learn 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.

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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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