SCXTREME Framework: A Customized Approach of Process Improvements in Agile Blend with CMMI Practices in Pakistan

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Samina Jan 1,* Engr Ali Javed 1

1. University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 20 Jun. 2012 / Revised: 5 Oct. 2012 / Accepted: 18 Nov. 2012 / Published: 8 Feb. 2013

Index Terms

CMMI, Agile, Scrum, XP, Pakistan


The proposed framework shows the customized approach that improves the software development process by using the Agile techniques. The proposed research work blends the CMMI practices according to Agile methods of development (specially Scrum, because Scrum is extremely used by Pakistani firms)
CMMI is a model for the process improvement within organization, but it is too expensive to implement all practices of CMMI for each level. So for small size organizations, at level 2, 3 there are some practices which are helpful in managing and defining their software development process. By implementing the proposed framework, organizations can improve their maturity and capability level.
There are several problems while working on Agile, many management areas can be neglected. In SCXTREME there are eight process area selected from CMMI and fit them according to Agile, so agile can be suitable for Pakistani organization by implementing some process area at level 2 and level 3.

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Samina Jan, Ali Javed, "SCXTREME Framework: A Customized Approach of Process Improvements in Agile Blend with CMMI Practices in Pakistan", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.5, no.3, pp.69-78, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2013.03.09


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