The scrum maturity model (SMM) is supposedly “an applicable, useful and viable approach to reduce the failed development projects rate within the evaluation set of organizations.” The SMM, like the capability maturity model (CMM), has five levels.
SMM – Level 2
E.1 Goal: Basic Scrum Management
E.1.1 Objective: Scrum Roles Exist
E.1.2 Objective: Scrum Artifacts Exist
E.1.3 Objective: Scrum Meetings Occur and are Participated
E.1.4 Objective: Scrum Process Flow is Respected
E.2 Goal: Software Requirements Engineering
E.2.1 Objective: Clear Deï¬nition of Product Owner
[…] and the present dissertation veriï¬ed that Scrum can beneï¬t from a maturity model. It was veriï¬ed that Scrum Maturity Model succeeds as the roadmap for small-medium organizations that seek selfimprovement and guidance, a self-evaluation model to rethink actual Scrum adoption for speciï¬c organizations, and a model to classify and compare the maturity of organizations for benchmarking purposes.
The SMM and other MM:s are based on some kind of assumption of uni-dimensionality and linearity. In a very interesting article by Michaelides et al this whole concept is picked apart as they show with statistical methods that these concepts are multi-dimensional and non-linear. (In their case they looked at XP “fidelity”.)
Greger Wikstrand, Ph.D. M.Sc. is a TOGAF 9 certified enterprise architect with an interest in e-heatlh, m-health and all things agile as well as processes, methods and tools. Greger Wikstrand works as a consultant at Capgemini where he alternates between enterprise agile coaching, problem solving and designing large scale e-health services …