Wrong implementation of CMMI, an implementation that leads to appraisal satisfaction regardless of the values and benefits that CMMI intends to provide, is the worst thing you may ever give to your business or organization. In our experience with Agile CMMI organizations, we found that the agile concept implicitly enhances the correct and valuable implementation of some CMMI process areas such as Integrated Project Management, Decision Analysis and Resolution, Measurements and Analysis, Organizational Process Focus, Risk Management and others. There is a direct relationship between some agile practices and CMMI process area specific practices, the goal of combining both is that CMMI controls and manages the processes more than Agile but Agile ensures providing the value and flexibility to CMMI processes, and force the implementer to think of the value before taking any action. This paper focuses on two CMMI process areas only which are Organizational Process Focus (OPF) and Risk Management (RSKM) and explains how to make their implementation lean in agile environment by providing some proven practices that add more values to the business of an organization. Moreover, the paper provides a model of thinking before implementing CMMI in agile environment. We selected two process areas from different categories; OPF section gives you an initial thought on how to easily implement Integrated Project Management (IPM) and RSKM gives you an initial thought on how to easily implement Measurements and Analysis (MA).
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