Agile Meets CMMI: Culture Clash or Common Cause?

  • Richard Turner
  • Apurva Jain
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45672-4_15

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2418)
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Turner R., Jain A. (2002) Agile Meets CMMI: Culture Clash or Common Cause?. In: Wells D., Williams L. (eds) Extreme Programming and Agile Methods — XP/Agile Universe 2002. XP/Agile Universe 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2418. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


This paper is based on a workshop held at the University of Southern California Center for Software Engineering in March, 2002. The components of the Capability Maturity Model IntegrationSM (CMMISM) Systems Engineering/ Software Engineering/Integrated Product and Process Model are evaluated for their support of agile methods. We also present a set of dualistic concepts differentiating the approaches. The results help to identify and reduce the level of mythology and establishes common ground for further discussion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Turner
    • 1
  • Apurva Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied SciencesThe George Washington UniversityWashington,DC
  2. 2.Center for Software Engineering, Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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