To the more seasoned people around here, how do CMMI ratings act as a predictor of level of software engineering maturity? I realize that's what the rating is supposed to be, but I didn't know if many organizations put up a front when auditors come around and then throw it all out when they leave.
What I am getting at is, can the OP use metrics like CMMI rating to accurately judge an organizations software process maturity when deciding if he or she wants to work there?
My place isn't like that at all. Everyone works together to get the job done. Managers, for the most part, stay out of the way. It has changed as the scope of my project has been better defined, etc. It was sort of chaos in the beginning though.
Funny you mention the tester though. I can just picture some mad tester guy running into your office ranting and raving throwing his arms all around in the air.