Improve Engineering Development Process – Guidelines to Achieve Lasting Benefit

September 3, 2011 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The best place to start is to clarify from leadership what done looks like. If at all possible avoid discussions of the sort “implement xyz methodology”, until you have clearly established the following: Objectives – capture specific business outcomes you are being tasked to (read on...)



Free Money Part 1 – Business Process Waste

November 30, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In the search for quality in a highly competitive environment companies are adopting business improvement programs such as process reengineering, 6 Sigma, lean, Baldrige, CMM, CMMI, the RUP and various customized Total Quality Management programs. In a survey of 700 quality professionals, (read on...)

CMM and Project Management – Procurement Management

April 1, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

This Key Process Area (KPA) is called Software Subcontract Management by CMM/CMMI but it aligns with the Procurement Management knowledge area of the PMBOKĀ®. The objective is to select vendors who are best able to meet the projects needs in terms of work, product, and budget. Keep in mind that (read on...)

CMM and Project Management – Tracking and Oversight

March 6, 2010 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The goal of the Software Project Tracking and Oversight Key Process Area (KPA) is to provide sufficient insight into project performance so that the project manager can detect variances between performance and the plan and take preventive or corrective action. This KPA influences all PMBOK (read on...)