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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 non hierarchical similarities, mutual properties, interactions, […]

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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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How to set objectives if there is no baseline?

Baselines are created for the core “value-generating” processes of the business in the organizations. From the observed measurement data, an organization comes up with various process performance baselines (PPB) periodically. In a software industry, there can be PPBs for coding speed, defect density, productivity, testing speed, review effectiveness etc. Then measurable improvement targets (process performance […]

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World standards Day

We are celebrating many days like mothers day, independence day, valentines day etc. So why not a day for standards…? Yes, Oct 14th is celebrated as word standards day. It is an initiative of the World Standards Corporation, honoring the expert hands behind the international standards. For more details, refer World Standards Day

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Who is a Process Engineer?

How will you answer to a common man’s question upon your profession? Suppose, you are a Quality engineer. But if a person who is not at all related to IT world asks you about your job, how will you answer? I thought about the same in many dimensions. Hmm.. It is easy to have a complex definition.. […]

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Statistical Tests in Minitab leading to CMMI High Maturity

In this article, 7 statistical tests are explained which are essential for doing statistical analysis inside a CMMI High Maturity (HM) compliant project or organization. 1       Stability test Definition: Data stability for the selected parameter is tested using minitab before making performance baselines. Steps: Go to Stat->Control Charts-> I-MR (In variables, enter the column containing […]

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Life under Configuration Control

Am I organized? Are you organized? Do you feel cluttered; shall we first analyze the reasons behind the same. Lazy..? No time..? Poor memory..? Fear of Failure..? Procrastination..? To start organizing our life, we need to acknowledge the cause and make a decision to overcome it. Organization takes time, but when we get into the habit […]

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Documentation in ISO 9001-2015

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) technical committee has recently released a guidance document- “Guidance on the Requirements for Documented Information of ISO 9001:2015”. The purpose this guidance document is to help the implementers of ISO 900- 2015 with specific regards to documented information. ISO 9001-2015 allows flexibility for an organization in the way it chooses […]

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ANNEX SL in ISO 9001-2015

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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