In response to a question from the audience, Jeff Dalton explains the “organizational type mismatch” that exists between what the company is trying to accomplish and what the Scrum teams are doing at the lowest level. For example, the organization may have values that are waterfall-based (low trust, phase-gated, fixed budget), while their Scrum teams have values that are agile (high trust, collaborative, transparent). The two can’t be reconciled; something needs to change. Unless they do something about it, agile teams will be the ones forced to change.
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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