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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Advanced Audit Procedures

Auditing is sampling. The choice of right sample is crucial for the success of a good audit. Scope of audit also needs to be well defined before starting the audit. Normally evidences of non-conformances are collected through document review, observation, interviews etc. In addition there are certain advanced procedures to conduct an audit. Physical Auditing              […]

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Which Improvement Model should be selected?

Nowadays there are many process improvement techniques and tools around us. It is a different thing whether we use them in the right way or not. Some commonly used models in these days are CMMI, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ITIL, 6 Sigma etc. When the number of process improvement models and techniques are increasing, the […]

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Horizontal traceability

Horizontal traceability shows relationship among related items such as between requirements itself. It traces dependent items within a development phase. Vertical traceability is a characteristic identifying the source of requirements typically from requirements to design, to the source code and to test cases. Horizontal traceability is an aspect identifying nonhierarchical similarities, mutual properties, interactions, etc. […]

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Requirements Traceability

Traceability is the ability to trace the origin. In simple terms a police man identifies thieves by tracing out finger prints or so.. Traceability plays a key role in Requirements Management. It helps to conduct impact assessments when change in requirements happens.  Some unique identifiers are given for each requirement. These requirements are elaborated from […]

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Project Defined Process and Quantitatively Composed Process

Quality Management System (QMS) is composed of manuals, policies, procedures, guidelines, templates checklists etc. QMS is defined at the organizational level. It is usually termed as Organizational Set of Standard Process (OSSP). Referring the common OSSP projects defines or composes the process specific to its mode of operation. The OSSP includes a metric repository which is […]

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All about Tailoring

    Is this tailoring..? Definitely not.. tailoring is not a way to escape from a difficult task. Tailoring enables one to execute the task via an alternate mechanism instead of the usual procedure. Tailoring doent mean to simply skip the current procedure/process. If the process is difficult , then one must find  some other […]

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