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CMMI for Outsourcing: Guidelines for Software, Systems, and IT Acquisition by Susan Kushner, John W. Mishler, Deborah K. Yedlin, Hubert F. Hofmann

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Chapter 4. Delivering Solutions

 

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

 
 --Alan Kay (1971)

Delivery of technology solutions is where the rubber meets the road. In industry and in government, technology solutions exist only to enhance organizational processes to better meet the acquirer’s strategies and objectives. This requires a persistent focus on measuring the critical dimensions of your work, the supplier’s delivery capability, and the deliverables. You manage the overall delivery by keeping a keen eye on handling business and technical risks throughout any project or program. You must coordinate all the stakeholders while addressing all the facets of your acquisition projects. Only a well-orchestrated team of acquirer and supplier ...

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