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CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2019

30 April & 1 May, 2019

Reston, VA

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Reaching CMMI-DEV Level 5 in Radix: Agile Practices as Innovation

Caroline Rivera, Quality and Tests Coordinator 

Radix Capability Challenge

How did CMMI adoption contribute to your performance improvement success?

Since Radix was founded, the company has been developing software guided by CMMI as they seek to adhere to the best practices of software development. In 2012, Radix was appraised at CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 3. With that, the company has gained in standardization and was able to grow in an organized way adding more clients and projects, always maintaining their development process. Organizations that succeed in adopting High Maturity practices have incredible results. Therefore, in 2015, Radix sought to be appraised in CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 5 with success. With High Maturity practices, Radix gained more productivity control, less risk in planning, and greater results visibility.

In 2017, Radix presented at the Capability Counts conference for the first time. Since then, the organization has been applying agile practices as a catalyzer for process innovation. In 2018, Radix was reappraised in CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 5 and made further gains with the implementation of agile methodologies and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) as innovation. The use of BDD helped to reduce 37.8% of requirement analysis efforts, and 81.9% of testing efforts. By achieving CMMI Maturity Level 5 in 2015 and 2018, Radix obtained more visibility both in the national and international markets. CMMI adoption was fundamental for obtaining credibility in the U.S. market, because it helped to convince customers of Radix’s commitment to product quality and project performance. This presentation discusses the statistically significant results Radix achieved through innovating processes with agile practices.

Caroline Rivera

Caroline Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic and Computing Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and an MBA with a specialization in Software Quality Assurance. She also has a ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) Certificate. She has worked at Radix since 2012 where she is the Quality and Tests Coordinator of a team of 20 testers. She is also the Coordinator of Process Improvements at Radix and was responsible for leading the CMMI-DEV Maturity Level 5 effort for Radix in 2018.