It is not by accident that high-performing organizations achieve excellence in software engineering. They consistently apply high maturity concepts and practices to acquire, develop, and provide reliable software performance. The January/February 2012 issue of CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, titled “High Maturity – The Payoff” discusses the value and benefits realized by organizations that adopt high maturity CMMI Level 4 and 5 software processes.
Articles cover a variety of topics related to high maturity. Highlights include “DoD Agile Adoption: Necessary Considerations, Concerns, and Changes” by SEI author Mary Ann Lapham, which discusses how the SEI Acquisition Support Program is exploring the use of Agile approaches in software-intensive systems developed in the DoD, and “Why CMMI Maturity Level 5?” which explains how CMMI high maturity processes offer the greatest potential for ROI compared with Maturity Level 3 or less, using data from Raytheon as an example.
Read the full articles at: http://www.crosstalkonline.org/storage/flipbooks/2012/201201/index.html.