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Jeff Dalton

Broadsword Solutions

Certified SCAMPI lead appraiser and CMMI instructor Jeff Dalton is an author, a consultant with more than twenty-five years of software process improvement experience, and president of Broadsword, a management consulting firm serving North American clients in the aerospace, commercial software, automotive, embedded engineering, manufacturing, and DoD market sectors. Jeff blogs at Ask the CMMI Appraiser where he answers questions on topics related to agile methods, CMMI, and SCAMPI. He coauthored the SEI Publication CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both?! and created AgileCMMI, an iterative and incremental approach to process improvement based on the CMMI. You can reach Jeff at [email protected].

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:45pm
Improving the Process
Agile Resiliency: How CMMI® Will Make Agile Thrive and Survive

IT and software engineering organizations are embracing agile methods to take advantage of the benefits of incremental and iterative delivery. While more software developers are living in an agile world, many businesses continue to live under the waterfall. Large corporations and the Federal Government are increasingly directing software developers to “be agile,” but their business practices related to marketing, procurement, project management, and systems definition are anything but. 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.

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