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Everything you thought you knew about CMMI is (probably) wrong.

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

What most people (80/20) seem to “know” about CMMI and the SCAMPI appraisal method comes from what people learned and how they used CMM and CMMI in the early adoption phase.

However, instead of innovating and using engineering to create appropriate processes, they just reused old and often poorly-fitting processes and approaches to situations they never dreamed of in the 1980s.

Even people with positive experiences with CMM/CMMI tell us that we challenge what they once believed to be “true” of CMMI … but that they’re relieved because many always felt that what they thought was “true” made little sense.

Next week:

Your people with prior CMM/CMMI experience are probably worse than worthless, they’ll probably cause you to fail.