Hillel Glazer and Jean Barmash 1/15/08
Hillel Glazer: Keys to Making CMMI and Agile Compatible
A discussion of how to make CMMI agile, and how to appraise agile methods to CMMI goals. Beginning with corrections to misconceptions about CMMI and the appraisal process and ending with tips on model interpretation to meet the needs of agile organizations implementing CMMI.
Hillel Glazer is the founder, Principal and CEO of Entinex, Inc. His 24-year technology and management career includes systems, software and manufacturing engineering in the Federal and private sectors. He’s an SEI-Certified High Maturity SCAMPI A Lead Appraiser, a SCAMPI B, & C team leader and CMMI Instructor. He’s working with the SEI and industry to make CMMI more palatable to and in line with companies using agile development. Hillel is author of CMMIFAQ.info and the agilecmmi.com blog, and is a known figure on CMMI in agile settings.
Jean Barmash: “Agile Experience Report”
In this talk, we will look at a case study of agile techniques applied to a training. Jean had a unique experience of running three self-contained projects in the last year. It was done under the auspices of a training boot camp-style program. The entire boot camp program lasted six weeks. As time went on, more and more agile management concepts were applied, with the third project using most of the SCRUM techniques.
Jean Barmash is the Director of Services at Alfresco Software (www.alfresco.com), the Open Source Enterprise Content Management Company. In that role, his responsibilities include architecture and hands-on development of content centric solutions, training, and working with open source and Alfresco partner community. Jean brings a wealth of experience in different areas of technology creation. Most recently, he consulted to several Wall Street firms and ran a technology training program for one of the leading investment banks. Well-versed in both .NET and Java, he is interested in the ideas of Web 2.0 and bringing that innovation into the Enterprise. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and code camps and has published several articles.