Chapter 2. Techniques to Increase Agility in CMMI Mature Organizations

Scenario: You are a large CMM1/ CMMI process mature organization. The good news is that you already have documented processes, have been through a formal CMMI appraisal, and have been appraised at a high CMM/CMMI level (3, 4, or 5). But internally you are hearing complaints from your workforce, including: “The company processes don’t help me do my job,” or “The company processes require me to do extra work that isn’t adding value,”2 or “We need to increase our process agility to respond more rapidly to changing customer needs.” You’d like to make your processes more Agile to help position your company to be more competitive in the future, but you are afraid of making changes ...

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