ANNEX SL in ISO 9001-2015

annex SL

What is Annex SL in ISO 9001-2015? Annex SL is a platform upon which all the ISO management system standards rest. Yea, many more are there yet to reach the platform.  Some already took their places, including ISO 9001. With the September 2015 release, ISO 9001 also became a member in this Annex family. Through […]

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ISO 9001- 2015: Why is it changing?

Why did ISO 9001-2008 standard changed to ISO 9001-2015 version? What will be your answer in short if such a question is asked by your senior management or corporate people? You can have a detail PowerPoint presentation to explain the so called changes. But in fifteen minutes, how will you make them understand upon the […]

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Equivalent staging in CMMI

CMMI appraisal method is known as SCAMPI. Result of appraisal may include a rating as demanded by the appraisal sponsor. In a continuous representation Rating is a “capability level profile” (e.g. Requirements Development Process Area is at Capability level 3). In a staged representation Rating is a “maturity level rating” (e.g. maturity level 2). Maturity […]

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Customer Needs to Derived Requirements

Requirements are the basis for design. Requirements management processes manage all requirements received or generated by the project, including both technical and nontechnical requirements as well as requirements levied on the project by the organization. In CMMI Requirements Management (REQM) Process Area provides traceability of requirements from customer requirements to product requirements to product component […]

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Evolutionary Path of Process Areas in CMMI

In CMMI, have you noticed the evolutionary path for Process Areas? Infact CMMI Maturity Levels are defined as evolutionary stages of process improvement. An evolutionary process is a process whose stages consist of expanding increments of the defined process. Watts Humphrey’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM) was published in 1988. According to him organizations mature their […]

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Configuration Baseline and Performance Baseline

“Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.” –  Edward Berard Baseline means ‘A Line which is the Base’. The word baseline may refer to surveying, typography, budgeting, pharmacology, Configuration Management, calculations etc. In an IT industry, baseline mainly implies A Configuration Baseline – A configuration of software, […]

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Are requirements and acceptance criteria the same?

Have you ever wondered about the difference between Acceptance criteria and Requirements? Have you ever thought why they need to be documented separately? Requirements and acceptance criteria seem to be the same, but it’s not correct. Requirements are at a higher level while acceptance criteria at a lower level, more towards the delivery point. Requirements […]

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CMMI NextGen

CMMI Version 1.3 was released on November 1, 2010. All the three constellations of CMMI – SVC, ACQ and Dev, got released in the same period, considering the similarities across them. How good it would be, if all the three constellations were combined into a single model..? Definitely it would have eased the process of […]

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Second Generation of Process Consultancy

It is time for a change, a renovation in process consultancy. For the last 40 or 50 years, the same steps are being followed; the same thought process is being applied with little or no change. In between, industry specific new standards/models got evolved and practiced. Other than that no major change happened in the […]

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Quantitative management of CAR

Causal Analysis and Resolution (CAR) helps to identify and rectify the root cause of a defect or problem. It can be applied to any process area. Analysis can be qualitative, limited to a fish bone diagram or so. And at the same time it can be more advanced involving quantitative data. The steps below show […]

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