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Organization Assessment
The Development-Organization Assessment describes the current status of the software organization in terms of current process, tools, peoples' competencies, peoples' attitudes, customers, competitors, technical trends, problems, and improvement areas.
Role: Process Engineer
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Purpose To top of page

The Development-Organization Assessment is used by the process engineer as a basis for configuring the process for a particular project.

The Development-Organization Assessment is also used to:

  • Explain to the sponsors why there is a need to change process, tools, and people.
  • Create motivation and a common understanding among the people in the organization who are directly, or indirectly, affected.

Timing To top of page

The Development-Organization Assessment is created at the outset of a project. At times, it's created even before a project has started. We recommend you revisit and review the Development-Organization Assessment after each iteration. The current state is likely to have changed, so you need to adjust the Development-Organization Assessment to reflect this. You may also have discovered new problems as well as new opportunities.

Responsibility To top of page

A Process Engineer is responsible for the Development-Organization Assessment.

Tailoring To top of page

Adjust the outline of the Development-Organization Assessment to suit the characteristics of the project and the organization.

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