Process Improvement

Articles about our Process Improvement practice area(s).


Kanban: Not Just For Making Cars

Rewind back to 2015. My manager walks in and asks us to gather round as he announces excitedly we’ll be using kanban. “Kanban … isn’t that a manufacturing scheduling system?” I was slightly confused. I studied the concept in college. But I work as an automation tester, how is this […]


Book Review: It’s All Upside Down

I had the opportunity last year to do something I had never done before – review and critique a book as it was in development. The book is called, “It’s All Upside Down” written by Paul McMahon, a true pioneer in the software engineering world. Given his impressive track record […]


AEGIS Wins Inaugural Capability Challenge

Earlier this month at the 2016 Capability Counts conference hosted by the CMMI Institute, I had the privilege of presenting AEGIS’ story of process improvement in the finals of the Capability Challenge. The Challenge began in December 2015 with a series of monthly webinars hosted by process improvement expert and podcasting […]


AEGIS’ Process Improvement Health Kick

This is a version of the story I told in January 2016 for the CMMI Institute’s Capability Challenge webinar series and again at the finals in Annapolis on May 9, 2016. The following day, May 10, AEGIS was awarded the inaugural Capability Challenge Championship. I hope you enjoy the story…. […]


Panelist and Competitor at 2016 CMMI Conference

Back in October, AEGIS was appraised CMMI Maturity Level 3 for the third time since 2009. We have worked hard to implement the CMMI process model organization-wide and we continue to seek continuous improvement. Now, we are making our mark as a thought leader in the process improvement community. We’re excited to […]


Decoding CMMI- People, Processes, and Value

If you are like most people, you do not think of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) often. It is an acronym among acronyms in a town that loves them; if you are familiar at all it is perhaps in vague and nonspecific terms. You may know CMMI – or […]


Who uses CMMI? AEGIS!

AEGIS was first appraised against the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) in 2009. The CMMI helps us deliver consistently high-quality information technology services in both agile and traditional environments. We are currently credited with operating at Maturity Level 3 in both the Development (DEV) and Services (SVC) constellations including Service […]


ONC/CMS eCQM Kaizen Event

As part of the overarching US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) re-design of the electronic clinical measure testing and certification process, a National Test Bed (NTB) has been proposed to expand clinical measure testing methods while also incorporating earlier and more frequent engagement across a broader range of […]