Got questions? Get answers! Thoughts from an Agile CMMI Lead Appraiser by Jeff Dalton.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Can we "self-assess" and declare ourselves ML2?
We think GP2.8 is about reviewing and discussing the process. Do you agree?
Furthermore, if you delve into OPP (or any of the HM PAs) you realize quickly that it is these very measures that give you the most valuable information about process performance – enabling you to make course-corrections to your process to improve performance. Lacking that, there is way to understand what needs to be improved!
M&A is the PA that you would use to manage and execute those GP2.8 measures. M&A is simply an infrastructure PA, which is why it is described in the model as a “support” PA. It does not speak at all to “what” to measure, only how to build and execute a measurement infrastructure. M&A must be “fed” by measures that are the result of process execution, so the other process areas are M&As “customer.”
So, IMHO, I stand by my original assertion – GP2.8 exists to help us understand process performance, and measurement is an effective way to do this. The trick, and I fully advocate this, is to keep it light and useful.
We are a ML3 company. Can we go directly for Maturity Level Five?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
If you only attend ONE CONFERENCE next year, make it this one!
Upcoming conferences - come hear Jeff speak!
"Encapsulated Process Objects"
Grand Rapids, MI
November 5th, 2008
Agile Development Practices
November 12th, 2008
National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) CMMI User Group
"Encapsulated Process Objects: How Object Orientation and Agility can supercharge your process improvement program"
November 17th - 20th
- 2009 -
SEI's SEPG 2009
"MORE Notes from the Blogosphere"
"Agile and CMMI: Why not embrace both"
"Johnson Controls: an Agile CMMI experience report"
San Jose, CA