Jean-Yves Guilbaud is the Expert Consultant at inspearit, with over 20 years of experience in software development and project management. Having worked many years with software development tool vendors, he has been exposed to all aspects of product development, from product marketing to development, version management, training, support, and pre-sales activities. His activities cover training and appraisals (Jean-Yves is a certified CMMI instructor and SCAMPI Lead Appraiser), and, most of his time, supporting customers in their improvement efforts, recently in the Defense and Banking industries, including more and more Agile teams.
Track: Professional Disciplines: Best Practices
Presentation Title: Applying CMMI-DEV ML3 to an Agile Factory: a culture shock or a great combination?
Presentation Summary: Last year, I was approached by a software Agile "factory" of 300+ people to discuss how a Maturity Level 3 project could be engaged and aimed at a formal SCAMPI A appraisal. The factory's team showed great skepticism at the idea of applying CMMI to their work. After 6 days of gap analysis, it turned out that CMMI discipline and standard process management was hitting a number of points of frustration and expectations by the same team! The ML3 project is now underway, and we believe it will help the organization cope with rapid growth and its challenges.