Jeff Dalton illustrates a big problem facing agile teams: Management doesn’t understand what agile is all about. This is evidenced by management’s unreasonable demands, such as, “Let’s be more agile, but let’s have a weekly standup, not a daily standup.” Or “Let’s transition all of our projects to agile by Tuesday.” And one from a major automotive company: “Sure, go ahead and be agile; just don’t bother the customer.”
This episode of CMMI-TV is taken from Jeff Dalton’s recent presentation at NY-SPIN. At www.broadswordsolutions.com/resources, you’ll find more strategies, tactics, tips and take-aways about using CMMI as a tool that can help transform your company culture and put you on the path to greatness.
Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI CMMI Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, Scrum Master, Software Process Improvement Consultant, and author that is a recognized expert in using the Capability Maturity Model Integration and Agile methods to help improve the performance of software development organizations.
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