How Important is CMMI for Your Supply Chain?

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a framework for process improvement originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University. The CMMI Institute, a function of Carnegie Mellon University’s technology commercialization enterprise, boasts that “CMMI is a proven approach to performance management with decades of results … [Read more...]

Four Best Practices for Agile Commitment and Collaboration

This is the 2nd article in a series on best practices for Agile implementation in the Federal Government. Although progress has been made in identifying Federal IT investments with opportunities for cost savings, there is still much work to be done. The Federal Information Technology 2014 Budget Priorities report indicates that total IT Federal … [Read more...]

Perceived Effectiveness of Leadership in Federal Agencies

Effective leadership within federal agencies directly impacts the fulfillment of organizational missions and employee satisfaction. It also impacts the quality of products and services rendered to U.S. citizens. Recent studies suggest satisfaction among federal employees is particularly low relative to private sector workers. The data collected … [Read more...]

Six Best Practices for Agile Strategic Planning

A study released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses best practices for implementing Agile software development methodologies within the Federal Government. This study was based on "the identification of numerous examples of lengthy IT projects that incurred cost overruns and schedule delays while contributing little to … [Read more...]