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November 13, 2008

Webinar: CMMI and Agile Methods: Embrace Both!

Mike Konrad's slides are attached below.

This webinar was based on the just released SEI report, CMMI® or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!

Agile development methods and CMMI best practices are often perceived to be at odds with each other. If these perceptions or their causes are not resolved, we are likely to see more confusion and conflict as the adoption of each increases. In the long term, this situation is not healthy for the software engineering profession.

Why the discord between Agile and CMMI camps? The purpose of this talk is to clarify why the discord need not exist and to inform the software community about how agile methods and CMMI can dramatically improve business performance when properly used together.

About the Speaker:
Mike Konrad is chairman of the CMMI Configuration Control Board and has been a team leader of CMMI model development since 1998. Mike was also a member of teams that developed Software CMM version 1.0, Software Development Capability Evaluation, and International Organization for Standardization 15504 model requirements. Mike has 24 years experience in software engineering, holding various positions in industry and academia. Mike received a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Ohio University in 1978.

Tonight's Door Prizes (and relevant references) were:
Interpreting the CMMI – A Process Improvement Approach, Second Edition – by Margaret Kulpa and Kent Johnson
The Art of Agile Development – by James Shore and Shane Warden
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Nov 26, 2008, 8:06 PM