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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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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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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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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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Points to be ensured after review

Review process is intended to ensure the completeness and correctness of the work products. Merely performing reviews does not meet the full purpose. Reviews must be followed with Proper correction The defects need to be fixed and the completion status of reported defects needs to be logged properly. After rework the work product needs to […]

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Review Data Analysis

Reviews can be analysed based on a number of metrics.  A few of the review metrics are given below Review coverage             : Reviewed Size/Total size For example, if 50 pages out of 100 pages of an artefact are reviewed, then review coverage in percentage is 50 % only. In case 100% review is not possible, […]

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Performing gap analysis

A gap analysis is normally done to identify the gaps/missing in the existing system. The current system is compared to a master standard while doing the gap analysis. A gap analysis reveals gaps in written procedures as well as gaps in practices. If the organization is already compliant to some older versions of the standard/some […]

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Defining review using Wh Questions

Review is one of the methods for verifying an artefact. (Another method forverification of source code is unit testing). A proper review provides answers to all the ‘wh’ questions.(Refer 15 Points to be taken care during review of a work-product). In fact review itself can be defined using the ‘wh’ questions Which This answers which […]

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