Download e-book for kindle: CMMI Distilled: A Practical Introduction to Integrated by Dennis M. Ahern

By Dennis M. Ahern

ISBN-10: 0321461088

ISBN-13: 9780321461087

ISBN-10: 0321564278

ISBN-13: 9780321564276

"CMMI Distilled" is the 1st booklet to show to while introducing CMMI or enhancing upon current CMMI practices.

Those who've constructed software program in thoroughly functioning CMMI environments have skilled the "zen-like" tranquility of realizing dangers may be pointed out & mitigated early, standards might be met, & milestones might be accomplished.

To date, this can be the simplest e-book for exhibiting the trail to accomplish disciplined, conscious execution. The publication describes tips on how to adequately stability the correct mix of tactics, in response to software targets & group chemistry/maturity - and develop the staff & its approaches over the years.

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Use the map to identify waste and increase value flow. Make changes to have value "pulled" from upstream in the process rather than "pushed" to the next step. Pursue perfection as a journey and not a destination. For example, in a large organization it may take on the average six weeks to get an international travel request approved. In this case the traveler is the customer. A mapping of the current state for the travel approval process may show that 12 signatures are needed for international trips, and that paper is passed sequentially to 12 different individuals.

Figure 2-1. Five keys for continuous improvement An infrastructure for process excellence allows process knowledge to be used to improve the business. , templates, checklists). Most organizations will develop multiple processes to meet the needs of all the kinds of projects that they do—large or small, normal or time critical, and so forth. Guidance in applying the appropriate process in a given situation is extremely important. Process excellence relies on the identification of both successful and unsuccessful practices, and on the use of lessons learned; these two go hand-in-hand.

During all stages of product development, life-cycle cost issues should be brought to the attention of the customers. In all of these areas of the CMMI model, as well as in others, what customers want and need is paramount. Having seen how Six Sigma, lean engineering, and CMMI all value the role of the customer, we must also issue a call for common sense: Anything—even a customer focus—can be overdone. For example, care must be taken when customer views are undeveloped, inconsistent, or just plain wrong.

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