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Integrating CMMI and Agile Development: Case Studies and Proven Techniques for Faster Performance Improvement by Paul E. McMahon

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Chapter 3. Agility and the Higher CMMI Level Practices

Scenario: You are a CMMI level 3 organization, and you’ve been considering taking your organization to level 4 and 5, but you are unsure if this is the right path to help your organization achieve its efficiency and productivity goals. You’ve heard level 4 means statistical process control1 and you are worried that the control charts you’ll need to develop won’t provide the real payback in project performance. So what can you do? What options do you have?

3.1 What You Will Learn in This Chapter2

• The real intent of CMMI level 4 and 5 practices and how one organization achieved this intent by using Agile and Lean techniques with the CMMI

• How one organization modified its measurement program ...

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