Délio Almeida is Global Quality Manager for CRITICAL Software, SA and is the responsible for all Quality operations for this international – CMMI Level 5 – Software Development organization since 2012. He has lead the Agile Transformation Program and Adoption in CRITICAL Software from 2012 to 2016, involving 3 countries and 4 development centers. He drove the Agile Methodology definition, acted as Coach and Trainer for Agile Teams. He successfully lead CRITICAL Software to be one of the few companies in the world having both Agile and Waterfall SW Development processes rated as CMMI-DEV V1.3 Maturity Level 5 in March 2016.
Délio Almeida has a Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science by University of Coimbra in Portugal and Post-graduate studies in Project Management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP) in good standing by the PMI, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) by the Scrum Alliance, and Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) certified. He is also a member of the PMI Professional Association since 2008, member of the Scrum Alliance since 2013 and volunteer for the CMMI Next Generation project of the CMMI Institute.
Talk: Adopted agile in a CMMI L5 enterprise: what were the final results & experiences?
Back in 2013 CRITICAL Software started an Organizational Agile Adoption Initiative. After 3 years, 4 development centers and 3 countries involved, we present the Final Results and Experiences together with major Challenges faced. What makes this journey unique? We had a solid track record of 14-years of Waterfall-based development methods and were CMMI-DEV Level 5 certified.