When Richard Lea
founded the business process management group at DSS, Inc.
, a now CMMI Maturity Level 3 healthcare IT solutions software development company, their success was threatened from aggressive expansion. By leveraging his unique blend of talents from his customer service, military, and entrepreneurial background, Richard created a group of CMMI-focused problem solvers that enabled DSS to handle their accelerated growth. Richard Lea is a certified PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and Scrum Master.
Conference Track: Integrating Models, Standards, and Methodologies
DSS has a 20-year history of modernizing legacy systems performance and efficiencies of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Confident with their assessment performance, management was challenged to offer teams a second agile methodology (Kanban) without compromising the gains achieved during the assessment, while undergoing a complete tool replacement (Atlassian).
The presentation illustrates how the organization used CMMI to:
- Strengthen Kanban without losing its strengths.
- Evaluate criteria to help choose which methodology to use.
- Ensure the selected methodology is being followed and is delivering quality.
- Keep the tool (Atlassian) and methodology in sync.