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Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 8:30 AM EDT
Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Daytona Beach International Airport
601 Innovation Way
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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Kent Aaron Johnson 
AgileDigm Incorporated 
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Using Agile Methods with CMMIŽ 2 day seminar in Daytona Beach 

Come for two days to learn the essentials of using Agile Methods with CMMI to improve performance. Margaret Kulpa and Kent Johnson, internationally known instructors, provide guidance and show the practical application of using the most popular Agile Methods including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP with CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration).

Course Description

The primary goal of this interactive 2 day seminar is to help teams get the most out of using Agile Methods together with CMMI.  Agile Methods and CMMI are often perceived to be at odds with each other.  However, some organizations have benefited from combining these approaches and have demonstrated a synergy from using Agile Methods with CMMI.  Not all organizations have been successful with either CMMI or Agile Methods.

We provide guidance and show the practical application of using the most popular Agile Methods including Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, and Lean Software Development.  Our approach supports disciplined Agile with Process Optimization to provide effective and efficient processes. This seminar is based on our work with over 20 organizations combining Agile and CMMI.

In this seminar, we present “Agile attributes” and what they bring to a CMMI Implementation, “CMMI attributes” and what they bring to Agile Methods, the implications of Agile Methods on SCAMPI Appraisals, and performing Scrum Capability Assessments.  Real-world experiences from CMMI Maturity Level 2 through 5 organizations are shared in the form of success stories, failures, and root causes.

Interactive exercises are used to reinforce the concepts presented and to relate the concepts to your business objectives.

Students that have successfully completed this course have received 14 PDUs (professional development units) approved by PMI (Project Management Institute). 

Course Length:

This seminar is conducted in two days. The time spent on each topic will be driven by the interests of the attendees. 

Seminar Schedule: 

  • Day One - 8:30 am until 5:00 pm
  • Day Two - 8:30 am until 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives:

Successful participants will acquire an understanding of:

  • How Agile Methods can improve a CMMI implementation
  • How a CMMI implementation can improve the use of Agile Methods
  • How to obtain an official CMMI Maturity Level Rating from a SCAMPI Appraisal on an organization using Agile Methods
  • How to benefit from a Scrum Capability Assessment of your organization

Course Topics:

  • Agile Methods (attributes, brief history, and avoiding misuse)
    • Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, and Lean Software Development
  • CMMI (attributes, brief history, and avoiding misuse)
  • Combining the Approaches:
    • Success Stories
    • Project Management (planning, monitoring, and risk)
    • Requirements (Test-driven and Stories)
    • Implementation and Continuous Integration
    • Quality Assurance
    • Configuration Management
    • Measurement and Analysis
  • Organizational Change and Institutionalization
  • Agile Process Definition
  • Implications of Agile Methods on a SCAMPIsm appraisal
  • Scrum Capability Assessment

Intended Audience:

This seminar is intended for executives, managers, project managers, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, team members, and process engineers in organizations developing and maintaining software-intensive systems.

Materials Provided:

Materials include copies of the briefing slides with exercises. 

Students successfully completing this course will receive a signed certificate. If requested, successful students will also receive detailed instructions on obtaining PDUs (professional development units) from PMI (Project Management Institute) along with a confirmation document for submission to PMI.  

Lunch and Beverages:

Lunch both days and drinks throughout the day (coffee, soda, juice, etc.) are also provided.


(r) CMMI is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. CMMI = Capability Maturity Model Integration

[1] Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for project management. It is the most popular Agile Method.

Here is what our previous students have to say about our courses:

“Great experience! The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and took time to answer all our questions. Very clear explanation of how Agile/Scrum fits into CMMI. Debunked many preconceptions.”  –  Greg, Project Manager and ScrumMaster Boston

 “I was surprised at how much content and practical examples were presented. The instructors were very knowledgeable and great interaction!” – Robert, Director of Engineering, Seattle

 “It was a very good session and I thank you!” – Becky, Director of Quality, Indianapolis

 “The course was extremely effective and informative. A lot of useful information to me as my company continues to explore CMMI and Scrum. The exercises were great! – Chris, Software Engineer, Madrid

 “Great Class! Thanks Kent and Margaret.  CV, C-Level Manager, Boston

 “It was a good class and has been very helpful” Alex, SCM Engineer, Boston, comment after two years

Who are we?

AgileDigm, Incorporated is a US-based, woman-owned, veteran-owned, international training, appraisal and consulting company.  We help organizations improve.  We focus on value-added Agile Approaches to software development, systems engineering, and management.

Our Methods

We provide guidance in using non-traditional dynamic methods (Agile and Scrum), traditional approaches (CMMI), or a blend of approaches based on your organization and its unique needs.

What makes us different?

We are the only organization that is a partner with Scrum, Inc., Scrum Foundation, and the Software Engineering Institute.

We work with both US companies and organizations worldwide (in over 25 countries) that build or acquire IT Systems and other software-intensive systems.

We work with the only CMMI Maturity Level 5 organization in the world that uses Scrum top-to-bottom.

How can we help?

We help you deliver rapidly, achieve high customer satisfaction, and produce a quality product. We can make this fast, easy, and fun!

Services Provided

Training (Using Scrum in Your Organization, Introduction to the CMMI, Certified ScrumMaster with Emphasis on CMMI, Appraisal Team Training, Agile CMMI, Scrum & CMMI, Organizational Change, Risk Management, Measurement, Software Engineering, and Quantitative Thinking)

Consulting (Mentoring, Workshops, Planning, Reviews, Analysis, Facilitation, Risk Management, Metrics)

Assessments and Appraisals (Scrum Capability Assessments, Risk Assessments, and CMMI SCAMPIsm Class A, B, C, and High Maturity Appraisals)

sm SCAMPI is a service mark of Carnegie Mellon University. SCAMPI = Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement.