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CMMI® or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

The third technical note to get started in 2008 is finally published with a cushion of 50 days left in the year!image


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.

Today, in the lobby, I met Edward James Olmos.  I’m sure I’ll come up with some way to connect his latest hit to CMMI and Agile.  And, no, the SEI are not Cylons!  Nice try.  Read the paper.

Well, it’s well past my bed time out here.  Busy days coming.

Peace to you.

Agile+CMMI Panel @ SEPG

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Just thought I’d put in a quick plug for an impromptu addition to the SEPG North America line-up next week.

On Wednesday evening from about 5-7pm (or 1700h-1900h for our 24 hour friends) in a room to be determined, SEI is sponsoring a panel discussion on Agile+CMMI.

On the panel are expected to be the authors of the soon-to-be-published SEI Technical Report, CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both?!:

  • Mike Kondrad
  • Jeff Dalton
  • David Anderson, and
  • yours truly.

If you’re planning to be at SEPG, keep an eye out for this session.  It may be posted/listed as a "Birds of a Feather" event.

Also, I’d like to put in a plug for a poster and a session being presented by my buddy Jeff.  His session, Notes from the Blgosphere, covers some more of the fun and interesting Q&A that he gets on his Blog.  The session is Wednesday 4:20PM in Room 22 & 23.  If you’re looking to fill that time-slot, consider his session.

Safe travels!