Mikhail Kumskov

The report focuses on relative characteristics of the process management and activity management used in software development methodologies. As an example, the methodology IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP) and the Agile methodology are discussed. The use of the process management allows you to turn "hard" RUP methodology (with proper adaptation) in the Agile-RUP. Use of activity Management in Agile-projects significantly increases the risk of project failure in general, and "contradicts" the essence of the Agile methodology. The report reveals the characteristics of the process approach to management as an approach based on the quality in the broad sense. Process management took shape and grew up in such production organization methodologies as TQM (Total Quality Management), JIT (Just in Time), Six Sigma. An illustration of the process management characteristics are used as an example of best practices and techniques of methodology Agile.


Kumskov Mikhail. Luxoft Training Center Expert on Software Engineering Processes, Business process modeling, Requirements management, IBM Rational Unified Process Methodology, UML.

  • Dr. Sci. Science
  • Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics, Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Certified Instructor IBM Rational University since 2001

Professional experience:

2005-present., Luxoft, Training Center. Chief Experts, consultant on project management, training center instructor

1997 - present, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mechanics and Mathematics Department, Faculty of Computational Mathematics. Professor (since 2002).. Lectures: "Databases", "Corporate Information Systems", special courses.

2002 - 2004 years., IT Academy, Teacher. Courses for the development process. Certified Rational University Instructor on "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in UML" technology

1999 - 2002 years., IT Company, Department of consulting and methodology for information systems (www.it.ru), analyst and consultant - the audit process in accordance with the CMMI model (Capability Maturity Model),

1981-1998 years., Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Co-head of a special seminar "Computer Graphics and Image Processing" at the Department of Automation Systems of the Computing Systems