I get this a lot. An executive at an engineering or software organization attends one of my trainings. At the break, he pulls me aside and says, “Hey, CMMI Appraiser, we’re dealing with trust issues between the “ISO/TS side of the business” (management) and the “CMMI and Auto SPICE side of the business” (engineering), and it’s causing a lot of waste. What should we do?”
My first piece of advice is to realize that this is nobody’s fault. It’s most likely the natural byproduct of a misguided implementation. While the multi-model approach seemed effective at the time it was introduced, ISO/TS, CMMI and Auto SPICE have been poorly integrated in many organizations throughout North America, and as a result, management and engineering are acting like independent entities.
This has to stop, and you can make it stop. Learn how to introduce alignment and put an end to the friction between management and engineering by attending “Integrating Multiple Process Models.” The webinar, hosted by Broadsword, and part of our popular Everything You Need to Know series, airs Friday, February 12th, at noon Eastern.
Integrating Multiple Process Models is an engineering strategy that integrates CMMI, Auto SPICE and ISO/TS into a single program for performance innovation. Designed specifically for organizations that have a CMMI Maturity Level 2 or Level 3 rating and want the benefits of aligning CMMI, ISO/TS and Auto SPICE, “Integrating Multiple Process Models” gives you everything you NEED to get started.
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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.
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