CMMI® or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!
Yes, my friends, *the* paper we've all been waiting for has made it through the gauntlet of reviews and approvals at the SEI (which is, after all, still part of a major research university, CMU, so let's cut them some slack), and has been released!
This is likely the most fanfare it will get. It's just not really their style, or mine, so it's rather suiting.
I would, however, like to put in appropriate props for my co-authors, Jeff Dalton, David Anderson, Mike Konrad, and Sandy Shrum. They were a pleasure to work and collaborate with the entire time. Despite not appearing at the top of the list, Mike and Sandy must own stock in the only thing worth any thing these days: midnight oil. Thanks to them this paper even got out while the year still reads "2008".
Thanks also goes out to everyone with whom I've discussed the content of the paper, reviewed sections, and to my friends in Mt. Crested Butte, CO who provided great ideas back in September 2007.
Writing this entry from Mar del Plata, Argentina, where I've finished teaching the Introduction to CMMI Services Supplement earlier today and where the SEPG-LA starts tomorrow, and where I'm keynoting (now) on Thursday, is rather poetic to the whole episode: Just another tick in the clock of time where I find myself away from home. Working, teaching, speaking, and again amazed that I'm experiencing all of it.
Well, it's well past my bed time out here. Busy days coming.