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CMMI User Stories

A Study of Perception in the Market

CMMI User Stories: A study of perception in the market” explores the experience that engineering and software professionals are having with the Model. Commissioned by Broadsword Solutions Corporation, the study seeks to understand the perception of the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) through direct conversations with all types of users – adopters, stakeholders, sponsors, shareholders, and customers – and to report on the findings. Approximately 50 CMMI Users shared their experience with the CMMI, and the benefits their company had received as a result of implementing the model and having an appraisal. These are their stories about adopting CMMI.

About the Author(s)
Jeff Dalton

Jeff Dalton is Chief Evangelist at, a Research and Development organization that studies agile leadership. He is a technology executive with over 30 years of experience as a CTO, CIO, and VP of Product Development, and for the past fifteen years has been CEO of Broadsword and AgileCxO. He is an executive agile coach, agile assessor, and instructor, a regular conference speaker, and author of both “Great Big Agile: An OS for Agile Leaders” and “The Guide to Scrum and CMMI: Improving Agile Performance with CMMI.” In his spare time, Jeff is an instrument-rated pilot and plays bass in a jazz band. He has degrees in music and computer science.

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