AEGIS Retains CMMI ML3 Ratings

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We are very happy once again to announce that our recent CMMI SCAMPI Class A appraisal results are now official. We were appraised as continuing to operate at Maturity Level 3 in two constellations – Development (DEV) and Services (SVC) including Service System Development (+SSD). This was our third ML3 appraisal for SVC+SSD and our fourth […]

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CMMI 2.0 Brings Big Changes

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The CMMI Institute’s annual conference, Capability Counts, was held this year on May 1-2 in Reston, VA. The major news that I anticipated was the formal rolling out of CMMI 2.0. The new version of the model – the first major release since the original version 1.1 debuted in 2002 – is also the first […]

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Ensuring the right people for the job

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The Homeland Security and Defense Business Council recently released The Business of Homeland Security report authored by Grant Thornton that’s part of the 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise. The report is based on a survey conducted last summer (2017) of current and former DHS officials as well as industry representatives. The report listed […]

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Latest Lessons from Japan on Agile

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Warning to IT – the Japanese industry that gave us the seeds of modern software development methodologies (Lean, Agile) are seeing their models fail. Why? In part, they reduced testing, cut skilled, experienced personnel in favor of less expensive labor, and essentially rubber-stamped inspections (or worse). Lesson: modern methods don’t change human nature. Quality assurance […]

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Kanban: Not Just For Making Cars

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Rewind back to 2015. My manager walks in and asks us to gather round as he announces excitedly we’ll be using kanban. “Kanban … isn’t that a manufacturing scheduling system?” I was slightly confused. I studied the concept in college. But I work as an automation tester, how is this relevant to what I do? […]

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Test Like You Mean It

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Tonight begins the second round of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs for our hometown Washington Capitals. They have no doubt spent the past few days furiously practicing in preparation for facing the reigning champs, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It occurs to me that as they have practiced, their coaches didn’t just set up orange cones […]

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