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Demix Update December 2017
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Submit your article about PP/PMC *Project Planning/Project Monitoring and Control for next month's Demix Update Issue. Congratulations to Darrick A. Killen, P.Eng who had most views for their November 2017 article entitled How we do it here – Selecting Alternatives.

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Special Noticed Presentations and Articles

Article: (MCM) MCM for Compliance © Demix 2017 by Dr. Pieter van Zyl

What will you tell your board, if they ask how strong your compliance function is?

Use the MCM for Compliance © Demix 2017 to appraise the strength of your compliance function.

The model covers three tiers of best practices

·        GACP:  Is the Compliance Institute Southern Africa’s Generally Accepted Compliance Practice framework.

·         QAR: Additional Quality Assurance Review practices focusing on efficiency and effectiveness.

·         Capability and Maturity: Building, structuring and extending the GACP and QAR best practices into a Capability Maturity Model architecture.

Click here to download the Full MCM Compliance Tool PDF version (have to log in)

Click here to download the Conference presentation (have to log in).

Click here to subscribe to the full MCM for Compliance model tool (ready for immediate use).

Click here to request training on the MCM for Compliance and tool.

Click here to request and External Appraisal for your company against the MCM for Compliance.

Article: Happy People Competition 2017 by Marike van Zyl

Demix believes it is a necessity to give back to our community!

It is our absolute joy to invest time, money and effort into people's lives through our annual "Happy People Drawing Competition."

This year, we spent the day at Rynpark Retirement Village in Benoni, Gauteng.

The lovely elderly citizens of Rynpark gathered to be inspired and to get their creative juices flowing. They each had to draw a picture of a happy person. It was beautiful to see them having fun by being creative whilst enjoying some delicious eats.

The winning picture is to be placed on our Demix mugs, which we distribute to our partners and clients. Rynpark also receives a donation from Demix. The top 3 drawings received cash prizes and everyone who participated received a certificate.

Thank you Rynpark! You guys are awesome and inspiring.

1st Place - Sally D. Lloyd (see pictures in post)
2nd Place - Florence Carstens
3rd Place - Gideon du Plessis

Please note that Demix will be closed from 15 December 2017 to 4 January 2018.

Articles - REQM/RD

REQM/RD (*Requirements Management / Requirements Development)

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Abstract
This thesis is intended to describe the changes in requirements change management processes by an organization’s software development team after the organization has successfully implemented a staged implementation of the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration® (CMMI®) for software development.

Presentation: (REQM/RD) Inter Relationships between Requirements Management and Requirements Development by Hitesh Sanghavi 

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Difference in objectives of RM and RD:
The purpose of RM is to “manage” the requirements of the project's products and product components whereas that of RD is to “produce” customer, product, and product component requirements. RM identifies inconsistencies between requirements and project's plans/work products, whereas RD analyzes the customer, product and product component requirements.

Presentation: (REQM/RD) Managing “Size Creep” in Software Development Projects Robert D. Leinen Jr. Specialist Master, Deloitte Consulting LLP 

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Introduction
Over the last 30 to 40 years the software industry grown from small entrepreneurial ventures to an enormous entity that in one form or another plays a critical role to most businesses today. As the software industry has grown so has the need to improve and mature capabilities for developing quality software products and solutions. Consequently, there has been a lot of investment focused on perfecting methodologies and tools for managing projects and developing quality software, and the seemingly unending search for the holy grail of estimation. And although there are many identifiable risks to software projects (e.g., inadequate processes, poor quality, unclear goals and objectives, poorly defined requirements, unstable objectives/requirements, inadequate stakeholder involvement, etc.) that the innovations in tools and methodologies seek to address, there are hidden and less recognizable sources of risk which can persist unnoticed . Sometime these hidden risks are quite complex and very difficult to identify, even in situations where they have materialized and created issues for a project.

Article: (CMMI) Which CMMI® Institute Model Will Take Your Organization to the Next Level? by CMMI Institute
www.cmmiinstitute.com - Discover Which CMMI® Institute Model Will Take Your Organization to the Next Level!

CMMI Institute models help identify and improve the key capabilities that elevate your organization's performance, quality, and profitability. Many times in business, the problem or solution is not so obvious. With proven best practices, CMMI Institute models allow you to see how your organization's existing processes measure up and where performance improvements are needed. The result? 
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