Software Development Best Practices

How to Use Value Stream Mapping to Improve Your Software Development Process

Software development projects turn more complicated as they scale. Increased collaboration between multiple teams (often geographically-dispersed) can lead to a greater degree of confusion, and subsequently — loss in productivity due to information asymmetry and knowledge gaps. If you’re looking for ways to tune up your development process, value stream mapping (VSM) is a tool that can help.

CMM vs. CMMI: What's the difference?

CMMI is a newer, updated model of CMM. SEI developed CMMI to integrate and standardize CMM, which has different models for each function it covers. These models were not always in sync; integrating them made the process more efficient and flexible. CMMI adds Agile principles to CMM to help improve development processes, software configuration management and software quality management.