Friday, May 14, 2010

Scrum Breakfast/June: Scrum and CMMI

We are once again privileged to welcome an international speaker to the Scrum Breakfast. I met Kent Johnson in Orlando where he shared the Keynote Address to the Scrum Gathering with Jeff Sutherland. Kent CTO of AgileDigm, Incorporated and has been looking at Scrum in very large organizations and the co-existance of Scrum and CMMI in particular.

Scrum and CMMI are often considered at odds with each other. What does each approach bring to the table? Scrum promotes the idea of focusing on the most important product issues first and supports frequent communication. CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a reference model that helps organizations to improve their performance. CMMI brings a structure that promotes consistency and discipline to avoid waste and rework. So, why should we try to combine both approaches? Is this combination a good idea?

In this talk Kent will describe work that he has done with organizations around the world and with Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum. In these activities, we have identified a number of organizational impediments to really good Scrum and hyperproductive Scrum as well as some key problems with CMMI.

Programm

08:00
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08:35
Kaffee & Gipfeli
08:35
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09:50
Vortrag & Diskussion
09:50
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10:50
Networking, Kaffee & informelle Diskussionen

... and don't forget 'the doctor is IN' if you want advice on a problem!

Registration and Info

When: June 2, 2010
Where: SwissICT, Vulkanstrasse 120, Zürich-Altstetten
Registration: SwissICT

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