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  • SaaS Architecture Maturity Model

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Jeff Sutherland Recommends Combining Scrum with CMMI Level 5

    A paper proposed for the EUROPEAN SEPG 2007 conference, "Scrum and CMMI Level 5: The Magic Potion for Code Warriors," has triggered discussion in Scrum circles. One of its authors is Scrum co-creator Jeff Sutherland, whose blog addressed a common question: since Scrum can already bring an organization's process up to CMMI level 3, is it worth the time & effort to achieve CMMI level 5?

  • Practitioners Adapt Agile to Local Constraints

    Some people think they can only be Agile with small, co-located teams and full management support, but most teams aren't that lucky. So, should they should give up on Agile techniques? Scott Ambler's answer is a resounding "No!" His Dr. Dobbs article "Imperfectly Agile: You Too Can Be Agile!" outlines how Agilists overcome common challenges that others use as excuses for not being Agile.

  • Has Hell Frozen Over? An Agile Maturity Model?

    Just as the traditionals have their Capability Maturity Model (CMM) do agilists need an Agile Maturity Model (AMM) which allows an organization to assess current state and build a business case for adopting Agile practices?

  • Agile vs. Formal Methods

    Should you adopt an agile method or a more formal one? Which is right for you? Perhaps you should mix and match?

  • Feature Driven Development : Still Relevant?

    First described in 1999, FDD was dismissed by some as "waterfallish". But it has developed into a complete methodology and is still in use. Is it truly Agile? Brad Appleton's recent article in CM Crossroads described it as different from other approaches, but still Agile and suitable for large projects and companies, especially those striving for CMM/CMMI certification.

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