CMMI Institute

Capability Counts 2019

30 April & 1 May, 2019

Reston, VA

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Speaker Profile

Darian Poinsetta, Vice President

Agile CxO

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Darian Poinsetta, Vice President with Agile CxO, an R&D organization dedicated to providing executive leadership – CEOs, CIOs, CTOs – with the tools they need to successfully lead Agile organizations. Over his 27-year career, Darian has partnered with organizations across multiple industries to help transform their companies to achieve business value. Prior to joining Agile CxO, Darian was Vice President of Program Operations at The Olofson Group where he provided leadership and expertise in delivering complex programs to increase business performance. Darian's expertise includes agile transformation, agile frameworks, systems engineering, program management, business process improvement.


Agile or CMMI…Why Not Both?

Conference Track: CMMI: One Size DOES Fit All

Many organizations using Agile models like the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and others are also interested in adopting CMMI to drive process improvement. A number of these organizations are under the assumption that Agile and CMMI cannot co-exist. However, this is far from the truth! Many of the Agile practices these models reference are in line with the intent of CMMI’s practices and practice areas. This session will focus on how models like the APH are compatible with the CMMI and how they can accelerate an Agile organization’s CMMI adoption efforts. Examples from the APH model will demonstrate how its structure compliments many of CMMI’s best practices.