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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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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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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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