Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How do we scale our agile approach to dealing with risk?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser – we’re a CMMI Level 3 organization that is trying to scale our value of having an agile way of dealing with risk. Where can we get information that will help support this goal? ~ Dan I.

Hey, Dan,

How cool that you’re taking an agile approach to risk management! Lately I'm seeing more and more CMMI adopters that are learning to take advantage of agile methods for a lighter, leaner approach to solving business problems incrementally and iteratively. For more information about scaling your value of having an agile way of dealing with risk across the enterprise, I recommend signing up for our webinar, “Managing Project Risk.”

One of the key take-aways from the webinar is the strategy of using what we call “CMMI questions” to scale your approach to addressing risk. CMMI questions come directly from the Model, which guides us to ask questions that will help us learn more about how we work.

For example, specific to this value, risk management, the CMMI guides us to gain more knowledge about the way we deal with risk. So the first CMMI question we need to ask, as we roll this out, is the following:

“What are the methods and techniques that we’re going to use to support the value of having an agile way of dealing with risk?”

It starts with our values. We want to approach risk management iteratively and incrementally. We want to get those issues of risk when they’re young, and deal with them in small pieces. We want to prioritize them and get them out of the way. Asking CMMI questions is a great way to do this.

I invite you to learn more strategies, tips and techniques for scaling your value of having an agile way of dealing with risk, by signing up for our webinar:

Webinar: “Everything You Need to Know: Managing Project Risk!”
Date/Time: Friday, March 25, 2016 @ noon EDT
Registration: Sign up here.

See you on the webinar!

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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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