Overview > Guidelines > Process Assessment & Improvement: Development-Organization Assessment
New technologies require new skills. When assessing the skills of the organization, look at the requirements to see if there are any specific requirements that will call for new development or testing skills. If a candidate architecture exists, consider this as well.
Typical scenarios which may indicate that new skills must be acquired by the development organization include:
Skills that may need to be acquired include:
Be aware of the changing roles in application development. To react quickly to changing business needs, end user departments increasingly take an active role in application development. Development teams consist of people from end user departments whose responsibilities include the functional and usability aspects of the application, while the IS department focuses on Client/Server infrastructure aspects and the integration of in-house developed and off-the-shelf applications. This may lead to new methodologies and tools being used for the implementation of Client/Server applications.
Significant skill gaps should be identified as significant project risks in the Artifact: Risk List.
Define any additional development facilities that will be required to support the development effort: