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Mark C. Paulk, Carnegie Mellon University

Mark C. Paulk

Mark is a Senior Systems Scientist at the Institute for Software Research International in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Mark is currently working on topics related to the eSourcing Capability Model for Service Providers (eSCM-SP) and IT-enabled services. Mark's current research interests center on high maturity practices, statistical control for software processes, and agile methods.

Presentation: "Considering CMM(I) from an Agile Perspective"

Track:   Software Process Improvement, SPI

Time: Wednesday 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Conference Hall 2

Abstract: Previous papers have argued that organizations implementing CMM-based improvement programs should be willing to consider agile methods. Although agile methods may not be appropriate for every project, for their targeted environment of small teams and volatile requirements, their dynamic and collaborative approach to software development has many positive aspects. The reverse perspective should also be considered: what aspects of the Software CMM or CMMI might add value to organizations that have adopted agile methods? Agile methods focus on software management and/or engineering at the project level, where models such as the Software CMM focus on organizational transformation. Appropriately addressing both organizational and project issues is crucial for business success. Since the agile methods have a different target than CMM(I), even organizations that have adopted agile methods may benefit from a systematic consideration of CMM(I) concerns. This presentation focuses on how CMM(I) can add value to an organization that has adopted Extreme Programming, beginning with a description of how the XP practices address topics within CMM(I) and then characterizing the issues outside the scope of XP that are critical to consistent, high-quality work across projects (and which may be critical for the successful adoption of XP by the organization).

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Presentation: "Panel SPI"

Track:   Software Process Improvement, SPI

Time: Wednesday 16:45 - 17:30

Location: Conference Hall 2