In the course of his presentation at last night’s DC SPIN, Jonathan Addelston joked about how CMM was a sort of Cargo Cult for corporate management. He mimicked how CEO’s talk to each other, “Are you at level three? The new RFP requires level three to bid.”
It’s an entertaining image, but it is also suggestive of the way Greater Washington, DC influences tech. The federal government’s demand for quality, and some demonstration of ability has a ripple effect across the industry.