White paper on 'Process Maturity Model vs Agile' progressing
Dear community members,
as announced in one of the last newsletters 4 colleagues from the community are working on a white paper on clarifying myths with Agile vs Process Maturity Models. The white paper will presumably be published by the end of 2Q 2014 at the latest.
The abstract will presumably be as follows (may receive changes, however):
"For more than one decade there has been a lot of controversy with respect to Agile methods and process assessment / process maturity models such as CMMI and ISO/IEC 15504-2 compliant SPICE models. The reasons may be various, e.g. mutual half-knowledge of protagonists, lack of sufficient professional experience, or even intention in order to reach ‘political’ goals in organizations etc. Unfortunately, this hampers embracing, and capitalizing on, the process and method state-of-the-art, sometimes even leading to recurring and prevailing 'undamentalism”'or 'religious wars'. For those reasons, in this white paper we try to clarify the most frequently “myths” we have encountered in Section 5 by highlighting their root causes and offering answers from our perspective. As an important prerequisite, in Section 2 we initially orientate the reader about what the term “process” exactly is to mean at what level of abstraction. Subsequently, we briefly explain the nature and purpose of both Agile methods and process maturity models in Sections 3 and 4, respectively."
New Version of intacs Rating Guidelines
as you will remember in 2011 and 2013 intacs offered the module "Rating Guidelines" from the Provisional standard course materials for public download.
In the context of the new baseline 7 of those course materials the authros have updated and improved that module. It is now available for free download on
downloads/PublicationsAndContent/"intacs Rating Guidelines BL7 v3.pdf"
DNV BA Japan is now accredited intacs training provider
DNV Business Assurance Japan (DNV BAJ) KK is one of the major notified bodies in Japan. DNV has been working in Japan with various Automotive OEMs & Suppliers providing training and assessment services based on standards viz. ISO 26262, TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000 etc.
Considering automotive sector needs and demands related to Automotive SPICE, DNV is now associated with VDA QMC to deliver iNTACS training services. We are pleased to announce that DNV BAJ is now accredited by VDA QMC for providing iNTACS Provisional and Competent assessor training courses based on Automotive SPICE.
We hope that association with DNV BAJ will further strengthen the internationalization efforts of iNTACS in Asian region.