January 10, 2008
Special joint meeting - Austin SPIN & Agile Austin:
Evolution of Software Development Lifecycles: Waterfallacies and Agile Methods
Jorge Boria's slides are attached at the bottom.
Did you know…
As we describe Scrum, an excellent example of a practical and disciplined agile approach, we will compare its practices to the requirements of one of the industry’s commonly used (and often appropriately maligned!) reference models, CMMI. We will base this on the speaker’s experience as Lead Appraiser, having seen several examples of organizations that have successfully implemented Maturity Level 2 in a Scrum environment, with very little extra effort. We posit Scrum as the solution to building software fast, building it right and having proof of both. To end, we will (again) borrow some ideas from Dr. Boehm to build a table of some notable Agile Methods comparing how disciplined they are.
About the Speaker:
Resident in Austin when planes don’t take him somewhere far, Mr. Boria is an international consultant for Liveware, Inc. Most of his work in the past five years has taken place in Latin America, where even small organizations (50 or less engineers) are interested in agility as well as the benefits of CMMI accreditation He is a Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser for SCAMPI A, and an Authorized Trainer of the Introduction to the CMMI of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie-Mellon University. His expertise with the model has made him become a SEI Visiting Scientist, acting as Qualified Candidate Lead Appraiser Observer for the Quality Group. He is also a Certified Scrum Master as of November 2007, an achievement built on work with many companies using Scrum over the past several years.