Part V: How Real Performance Improvement Is Achieved

This part of the book addresses how real performance improvement is achieved by focusing on how to find repeating specific weaknesses, and what you can do about them.

Chapter 9 is intended to help you think a little “outside the box” by demonstrating the use of an Agile approach together with key CMMI practices to help solve a non-work-related challenge. Through this personal challenge, I draw some nontraditional conclusions—but conclusions backed up by case study data. This case study takes us beyond the fundamentals examining how real “consistent high performance” is best achieved.

In the concluding Chapter 10, we step back, summarize what we have learned from these case studies, and provide ...

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