Scrum and CMMI: from Good to Great - are you ready-ready to be done-done
The introduction of Scrum at a CMMI Level 5 company doubled productivity and cut defects by 40% compared to waterfall projects in 2006 by focusing on early testing and time to fix builds. Systematic institutionalized Scrum across all projects and used data driven tools like story efficiency to surface Product Backlog impediments . This allowed them to systematically develop a strategy for a second doubling in productivity. Two teams have achieved a sustainable quadrupling of productivity compared to waterfall projects. We discuss here the strategy to bring the entire company to that level.
00 Introduction and context, how is CMMI, Lean and Agile blended at Systematic (Needed context for non-CMMI audience)
15 How the projects adopted and improved Scrum driven by a Lean mindset on standards, quality and fixing defects
30 How a CMMI Data Driven approach to detection of impediments and story flow efficiency improved speed further
45 Analysis - this is good - how can we share this with other projects. Introduction of ready-ready concept and ready-ready checklist
60 Lessons learned - what are the specific elements to build this performance, specific do’s and dont’s
75 Questions and discusssion - can you use these recommendations in your project?
90 Thank you
- How to make a sprint team execute scrums faster based on data driven removal of impediments and Lean focus on proactive removal of defects
- How to sustain the higher speed by balanced focus on preparation of product backlog and execution of sprints
- Introduction of the term “ready-ready” for work going into a sprint and a checklist to support the activity