Scrum and CMMI – Going from Good to Great

Abstract—Projects combining agile methods with CMMI combine adaptability with predictability to better serve large customer needs. The introduction of Scrum at Systematic, a CMMI Level 5 company, doubled productivity and cut defects by 40% compared to waterfall projects in 2006 by focusi ...

Five Things Every Software Executive Should Know About Scrum

The success (or failure) of Scrum is all in how’s it’s adopted. This white paper explores five key things software executives should understand when considering a Scrum adoption. It summarizes what Scrum can and cannot do and provides advice to software executives on how they can suppo ...

Go for Gold! EVM + Risk Management + Early Warning System

Earned Value curve (Planned Value, Costs and Earned Value) helps you see at any time if a delay will cost more than what we have in the budget. This delay may be in non-critical tasks in the best or worst, be in the critical path (GANTT). These situations can be avoided by good management ...

Managing Risks with Microsoft Project: Part 1

On many projects, the majority of work performance information and reports that are generated are stored in separate repositories, with little to no collaborative capability. For smaller projects, this may not become an issue, but for larger projects it can become difficult for Project Man ...

Managing Risks with Microsoft Project: Part 2

In Managing Risks with Microsoft Project: Part 1, I showed how I incorporated risk tracking into a project schedule by creating a risk register to associate risks to specific tasks. Here, I will discuss how to deal with risks that apply to more than one task. Related A ...

What are the Keys to Project Success

What are the key success factors to ensure project success. How will you know if your project is on track or off track. Do you trust your project metrics to give you the full story. In this episode of CIO Playbook with Jeffrey Hurley I will be talking about just those things and many more. ...

IBM’s Seven Keys of Success

IBM's own transformation as a competent and reliable global sourcing partner (supplier) involved refining and emphasising its internal 'project' perspective on high-tech production. They recognised that successful projects were the key to IBM's continued success. IBM ha ...