San Francisco, California
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6:30 to 7:00 PM - Networking and Pizza
7:00 to 7:15 PM - Introduction Slides
7:15 to 8:15 PM - Agile Resiliency: How CMMI will make Agile Thrive and Survive (Presented by Jeff Dalton)
IT and Software Engineering organizations are embracing agile methods to take advantage of the benefits of incremental and iterative delivery. Large corporations and the Federal Government are increasingly directing software developers to “be agile,” but business practices related to marketing, procurement, project management, and systems definition are anything but.
These organizations all heavily outweigh software development both in budget and in influence. While more software developers are living in an agile world, the business continues to lives in a waterfall.
Jeff Dalton shares how Agile Resiliency can make the critical difference.
Agile Resiliency is about strengthening and reinforcing Agile values, methods, and techniques so that Agile can scale and thrive in this conflicted environment by integrating with the architectural strengths of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), a proven and widely adopted framework used to deploy a continuous improvement infrastructure.
Jeff shows how to use the CMMI’s Generic Practices to scale and strengthen Agile Values, Methods, and Techniques.
About the Speaker:
Jeff Dalton is a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, B&C Team Leader, CMMI Instructor, and SCAMPI Candidate Observer. He is President of Broadsword, a management consulting firm, an author, and consultant with over twenty-five years of technology and software process improvement experience.
Jeff is the author of the popular blog “Ask the CMMI Appraiser” where he answers questions on topics related to agile methods, CMMI, and SCAMPI. He is co-author of the SEI Publication “CMMI or Agile: why not embrace both?!” and is the creator of “AgileCMMI,” an iterative and incremental approach to process improvement based on the CMMI. His software engineering and process improvement career spans over two decades with companies including Electronic Data Systems, Ernst & Young, Intellicorp, and eLoyalty.
Broadsword serves clients in North America and has a diverse client-base in the aerospace, commercial software, automotive, embedded engineering, manufacturing, and DoD market sectors.
Jeff lives in Michigan with his family, is an instrument-rated pilot and experimental airplane builder, and is active on several corporate and non-profit boards.
You can reach Jeff at Jeff@broadswordsolutions.com.
When & Where
ALN DC Chapter
Agile Leadership Network (ALN) Washington DC Area Chapter