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Scrum Project Management Practices Support the CMMI

by Ben Linders on  May 31, 2013 7

An exploration on how project management with Scrum and the project management process areas of the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development are related.

Continuous Delivery Speeds Up Innovation

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 13, 2013 2

Thoughtworks recently published a whitepaper including a maturity model for continuous delivery (or CD) as a response to research indicating that most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.

A Collection of Agile Resources by J. Sutherland, K. Schwaber, D. Star, M. Lacey, and D. J. Anderson

by Abel Avram on  Apr 02, 2012

Microsoft has put together a number of resources for Visual Studio developers, containing principles, practices and guidelines for Agile development. These resources are condensed articles written by influential Agile leaders -Jeff Sutherland, Ken Schwaber, David Star, Mitch Lacey, David J. Anderson - containing the essence of several Agile methodologies and being usable by any software dev team.

How do you measure the RESTful-ness of an application?

by Mark Little on  May 15, 2011 5

With debates on comparing and contrasting REST with WS-* or SOA having died down, the debate moves on to have to measure how RESTful a system may be, or how "mature" it is. One approach that is referred to many times is the Richardson Maturity Model. However, there is disagreement within the community as to whether or not this model is the right approach to use.

Measuring Agility, Craftsmanship, and Success

by Chris Sims on  May 25, 2009 1

While Scott Ambler, Ross Pettit and others continue to pursue the creation of a maturity model for agile, David Starr has looked at how and why an organization might want to measure things like: agility, craftsmanship, and organizational success. He found craftsmanship relatively easy to measure, while agility was the most difficult to measure in a useful way.

Scott Ambler Revisits Agile Process Maturity Models

by Chris Sims on  Apr 27, 2009 4

Scott Ambler, who once wrote 'Has Hell Frozen Over? An Agile Maturity Model?', has started writing about something that he is calling the Agile Process Maturity Model. The discussion around Scott's model has uncovered another model by the same name, and renewed the debate over the usefulness of a maturity model for agile.

Article: SOA Contract Maturity Model

by Abel Avram on  Jan 22, 2009

In this article, Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi presents with enough detail Microsoft’s SOA Maturity Model (SOAMM) which can be used to evaluate the maturity of a SOA implementation.

Presentation: Future Directions for Agile

by Abel Avram on  Aug 23, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, David Anderson talks about the history of Agile, the current status of it and his vision for the future. The role of Agile does not stand in just having a practice, but in finding ways to implement the principles contained by the Agile Manifesto.

Evaluating and Improving Architectural Competence - A New SEI Paper

by Gavin Terrill on  May 07, 2008 6

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently published a paper entitled "Evaluating and Improving Architectural Competence", which looks at using four models of human behaviour to help assess and improve software architecture competence.

Surveys from BPTrends and BEA Reflect on "The State of BPM in 2008"

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 07, 2008

In the past couple of weeks, two major reports on "The State of BPM in 2008" were published by BPTrends and BEA. The reports show a fast growing market lead by major SOA infrastructure vendors, a significant growth of the adoption of BPMN and a steady growth of BPEL. Drivers for adopting a BPM approach range from cost savings to compensating for missing functionality in enterprise applications.

SaaS Architecture Maturity Model

by Steven Robbins on  Feb 25, 2008 3

With Software as a Service (SaaS) becoming more and more mainstream, the architecture behind the offering is getting more discussion. Dharmesh Shah wrote about the economics of the SaaS architecture maturity model.

Does the Agile Community Need a Maturity Model?

by Amr Elssamadisy on  Oct 16, 2007 14

Periodically an Agile Maturity Model or a Framework for Agile Adoption shows up on the radar. There are also several consulting companies performing Agile 'readiness assessments' as a precursor to helping their clients 'become' Agile. Are these indications of an unfulfilled need in the community?

Building a Data Maturity Model for Data Governance

by Mark Figley on  Sep 04, 2007 2

In a five part series, the Data Governance Blog gives an introduction to building a maturity model for data governance. As defined in the first of the five articles, a Data Maturity Model is "a rating system applied to a group of data (by element), such as enterprise, marketing, or in-scope data" and can be used to track the progress of your data governance program.

SOA in the Real World

by Hartmut Wilms on  Jul 27, 2007

Microsoft has published a free eBook titled "Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the Real World". The book presents Microsoft's view of Service Oriented Architectures and contains several real world examples that show how a SOA can be implemented by using Microsoft products and technologies.

SOA Maturity Models

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 22, 2007 9

Many large organizations decide to adopt SOA, and many are looking for guidance in the form of maturity models. An interesting discussion has recently taken place about the right way to approach this, and there are many different models and approaches to choose from.

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