Foreword by Mike Phillips

As I write this, the CMMI Product Team is crafting our next release of CMMI models—CMMI V1.3. A critical element of the V1.3 release is to improve the models’ coverage of the unique elements that Agile methods have provided to accelerate software development in innovative ways. We on the product team believe that the synergies that Agile methods and CMMI models have when used together demands this expansion of model coverage. In our update of CMMI models for V1.3, we were directed by criteria that required that we minimize the models’ growth. (As of this writing, we have over 110,000 people trained in CMMI models, and over 4,000 organizations that have demonstrated their adoption of the practices using CMMI benchmark ...

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