This is a forward from an actual email I got today. It's a literal email; it is a cut and paste. If you could, please, write in a few comments. I will have a short response next week ...
“The Secrets of CMMI for Small Companies”
As the CMMI gains popularity and acceptance across the globe, many smaller IT and Engineering organizations feel left out. Not only do they want to leverage the model for process improvement, but many of their customers are asking them to reach CMMI Maturity Level two or even level three!
There is a perception in the software industry that the Capability Maturity Model Integration is only for large scale software development in the defense, aerospace, and pharmaceutical verticals.
This just isn’t true!
The CMMI is appropriate for organizations off all sizes whether Agile or Waterfall, engineering or IT, embedded or workstation, internal or external. The key to success isn’t “what” is in the model, but “how” it is interpreted and used.
Join Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword, SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, author, and software engineer as he explodes the myths about CMMI (yes, it’s Agile), about process deployment (no, it doesn’t take extra time), and management sponsorship (yes, the have to change too).
Excerpted from the content of his book, “Agile CMMI,” Jeff will discuss practical real-world approaches to CMMI adoption and organizational change with ideas that you can use today to make your process initiative more successful.
Schedule and Events
March 26-29, 2012, Software Test Professionals Conference, New Orleans
July, 14-15, 2012 - Test Coach Camp, San Jose, California
July, 16-18, 2012 - Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012), San Jose, California
August 2012+ - At Liberty; available. Contact me by email: Matt.Heusser@gmail.com