Agile maturity model: Analyzing agile maturity characteristics from the SPICE perspective
|Title||Agile maturity model: Analyzing agile maturity characteristics from the SPICE perspective|
|Journal||Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, Special Issue: Software process improvement leveraged in various application domains|
|Pages||513-520 DOI: 10.1002/smr.1617|
The paper discusses structure, quality and content of the currently available agile maturity models. It presents 2 approaches how to deal with such models. As a first step of the analysis, the paper contains a compilation of maturity level naming used by these agile maturity models since the variety of level naming is a sign of the variety of understanding and of definition of agile maturity.
While lots of papers deal with agile from an inside perspective, this paper is written from the perspective of SPICE, the ECQA PI Manager Certification Scheme and also the SPI Manifesto.
The paper does not explicitly present its own agile maturity model.
The analysis approaches presented in the paper show that the currently available agile maturity models are not fit for industrial use. The synthesis of an acceptable model seems to be feasible since the analyzed models address typical organizational processes including life cycle management.