155RE: [scrumdevelopment] Agile and CMM are contradictory
- Dec 6, 2001
> I see efforts to make things like Scrum and XP CMM compliant,I don't see teams making decisions between CMM and XP/Agile. I have
> or efforts to make the CMM agile, as complete nonsense because
> these approaches are _fundamentally different_.
> So beware: until processes are described as emergent and
> self-organizing by the CMM, there is no overlap and no point
> of comparison,
encountered a few, but they were still in the very early learning stages
about methods and process.
Rather, things like CMM, ISO, and other standards are typically constraints
to which teams must conform. Across the spectrum of implementations that
can qualify for various CMM levels, there will be some that are more Agile
than others. The more agile the compliant implementation the better. It is
not about conformance to an Agile standard, just as is it not about
conformance to CMM. If is about better satisfying our customers.
So, I disagree that this is nonsense. I believe the mission is to make all
teams better, whatever their constraints. If exploring Agile CMM or
attempting the make variants of Scrum or XP compliant leads to CMM teams
that are more agile, then more power to those that are making the effort.
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