Is S3M v3 really a radical change from models like the CMMi, CobiT and ITIL? We have already spent a lot of time and money following the guidance under these models and are confused as to how we should proceed and are concerned that this new investment will be a waste.

Rest assured, your investment in CMMi, CobiT and ITIL guidance is well protected as guidance from the current releases of these frameworks is incorporated in version 3 of S3M. The S3M is a complement to these process models as none of them really addresses the many specific processes used by small maintenance organizations. S3M is easily understood and readily usable by your process improvement staff as it complements a service-centric approach that aims to better align IT services with business strategy.

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I am full professor of Software Engineering at the University of Québec in Montréal, in its Software Engineering faculty. I have more than 30 years of Helthcare, Finance/Banking and Telecommunications IT industry experience, especially in Cloud Computing, Big Data, software acquisition, contracts, software quality assurance and business process management. I am more comfortable with open source, practical applications and technology transfer to industry.
Currently I concentrate on research projects. In the past I was the recipient of the ISO award for higher education in standardization in 2011, as well as the chair of the Software Engineering gratuate program and of the Software Engineering departement. I also published Software Engineering Books: Software Maintenance Improvement and Software Quality Assurance.