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Part: IV The Future of CMMI

Part IV: The Future of CMMI

The Delphic Sybil
Michaelangelo Buonarotti
Cappella Sistina, Il Vaticano
Scala/Art Resource, NY

The historian Herodotus gave an account of King Croesus of Lydia (circa 546 BCE), who asked the Oracle at Delphi to consult the gods, look into the future, and determine whether he should invade Persian territory. The Oracle answered that, if he crossed a river, “Croesus will destroy a great empire.” Croesus, thinking he would be victorious, invaded Persia. Unfortunately, it was his own empire that fell and subsequently was destroyed.

Prediction has always been risky. The evolution of process improvement to date has certainly been rapid and contentious. In Part IV, the authors don their mystical robes and stare deeply into their scrying crystals in an attempt to predict how CMMI may change in the future.

Part IV Contents

Chapter 11. Evolving CMMI
In which the authors wax philosophical about how CMMI may adapt and change as experience using it expands.


In which the authors conclude the work and challenge the readers.


The Maven
In which one of the authors, tongue firmly in cheek, offers a paean to process improvement experts everywhere.


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