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ISACA® and CMMI® Institute Have Joined Forces

ISACA® and CMMI® Institute Have Joined Forces Today, CMMI® Institute is pleased to announce that it has been acquired and will now operate as a subsidiary of ISACA®, the not-for-profit, professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals based out of Chicago. With a 28% increase in US penetration and 17% increase globally in organizations earning a CMMI maturity level rating in 2015, CMMI Institute is serving more organizations...

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Presentation: (PPQA) How a Str...

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Issues
• Widespread suspicion of process
• No record of success in organisation process maturity, previous attempts to introduce process maturity were of limited success
• Naive approach to process deployment, expecting published processes to be followed instinctively
• Meeting delivery dates valued more than project p [ ... ]

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Presentation: (PPQA) Blending ...

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Agenda

*What is Inspection?
*Defect Detection - Comparison
*Case study
*Integrating inspections with Agile
*Integration with other Processes
*Conclusion   (Read more)

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Going Beyond “Checking the Box...

Presentation: (PPQA) PPQA – Going Beyond “Checking the Box” by Tim Taylor and Kim Genberg.

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Introduction
Do you want to just go through the motions of PPQA or do you truly want to leverage PPQA?
Recognize the true value of PPQA
– Look beyond the traditional use of PPQA
– Realize the benefits of PPQA in Value  [ ... ]

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Presentation: (PPQA) Is There ...

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Topics
* Introductions
* Story time (Thrivent’s PPQA Story)
* Musings About Questions
* Who (Leveraging Great People)
* What (Designing Great Questions)
* How (Using Great Mechanisms)
* Why (Anticipated and Realized Results)
* Lessons Learned
* Q & A

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    ACQ Training This one-day course introduces acquisition managers and practitioners, appraisal team members, and process group (e.g., SEPG, EPG) members to the fundamental CMMI concepts related to acquisition. CMMI for Acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) is a CMMI model designed for use in managing a supply chain by those who acquire, procure, or otherw [ ... ]

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What is a Best Practice?

A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. In addition, a "best" practice can evolve to become better as improvements are discovered. Best practice is considered by some as a business buzzword, used to describe t [ ... ]

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Project Management Framework w...

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Agenda

• Introduction

• Context

– Introduction to Methodologies

– What is a Methodology?

– Benefits of an Effective Methodology

– Methodology Categories

• Overview of Selected Methodologies

• The PMBOK Project Management Framework

– Chapter 1 : Introduction

– Chapter 2 : Project Life Cycle & Organization

– C [ ... ]

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Collaborative Project Manageme...

1. Introduction

A project management team is a group of individuals/functions working interdependently to achieve a common goal. Teamwork is cooperative effort by members of a team to achieve that common goal. The effectiveness of the project team can make the difference between the project success and project failure. Communication is most essentia [ ... ]

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Effective Project Management R...

  ‹Introduction to Project Management Review

‹PMR Effectiveness Analysis using QFD

‹Selected Improvement Areas

‹Improvement Strategy

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Design Effective Prediction Mo...


• Need for a custom specific approach • Deciding the QPPO (business objectives) • Building the model for development • Key factors for a model for development • Building the model for services • Key factors for a model for services • Prediction models • References
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The Role of Expert Judgment in...

Original Article/Presentation   Today’s Talk

What are we trying to accomplish?

How we map the dynamics of software engineering research areas

The case of software estimation: An initial mapping

A better database & a better mapping

Opportunities for collaboration   Read more

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Happy People Competition 2017 ...

  Demix believes it is a necessity to give back to our community!

It is our absolute joy to invest time, money and effort into people's lives through our annual "Happy People Drawing Competition."

This year, we spent the day at Rynpark Retirement Village in Benoni, Gauteng.

The lovely elderly citizens of Rynpark gathered to be inspired and to get th [ ... ]

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DAR: Appraisal is Coming,... N...

Presentation: (DAR) DAR: Appraisal is Coming,... No Trade Studies Anywhere,...Now What? by Diane Mizukami (Williams)

ƒ What is DAR
ƒ What can be used What can be used instead of trade studies
ƒ How to apply each specific and generic practice

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(DAR) Decision Analysis and Re...

Presentation: (DAR) Decision Analysis and Resolution by Neetu Choudhary

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Agenda
DAR- “Decision Analysis and Resolution” Overview
 Entry Criteria
 Inputs
 Tasks

• Establish Evaluation Criteria
• Identify Alternatives
• Select Evaluation Method
• Evaluate Alternative
• Select Alternatives
 Output
 Exit Criter [ ... ]

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(DAR) How we do it here – Sele...

Presentation: (DAR) How we do it here – Selecting Alternatives by Darrick A. Killen, P.Eng

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Every decision, whether it is at home or at the workplace, is simply a choice between options.

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(DAR) Leveraging the benefits ...

Presentation: (DAR) Leveraging the benefits of DAR  by Tim Taylor and Kim Genberg.

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Booz Allen Hamilton
Our Mission
Booz Allen Hamilton partners with clients to solve their most important and complex
problems, making their mission our mission and delivering results that endure

What We Bring
Expertise, objectivity, and the c [ ... ]

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(DAR) Decision Analysis and Re...

Presentation: (DAR) Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR) - A Small Organization Multi-Process Workflow by Jose Abiles

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Agenda

Organization Context

The Challenge

Establishing Discipline

The Processes

Common Ground

Putting Them All Together


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Our CMMI Journey by Stephen Wo...

BT and NHS •Historically: BT has been a supplier of telephony to the NHS and other healthcare organisations
•Today: BT is a supplier to the National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
•The vision: BT to become a world-class health supplier
•The reality: We now have 18 Process Areas at Capability Level 3. Read more

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Transport for London – Surfac...

Surface Transport
Buses, Cycling Events, River Crossing, Road Network, Traffic Controls,
Congestion Charges, Cycle Superhighways, Road over Rail Bridges, Tunnels.

Projects & Programmes Directorate:
Over 250 People

Over 70 Major Projects & Programmes

3 Portfolios of Projects & Programmes
   Portfolio 1 - Technology and Systems Portf [ ... ]

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UK IS & Change SEPG Europe T...

Over 15 Years experience of CMM and CMMI.  SCAMPI Lead Appraiser for DEV.  Led Appraisals and delivered training globally.  Led Multiple Organisations to Level 2 and 3.  Worked with Multiple CMMI Models.  Implemented Prince 2, P3O and MSP.  Current Role RSA PMO Manager. Read more

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“How We Do CMMI @ Your Favouri...


Stephen Woods

*Methods & Standards Manager responsible for:

CMMI Programme

Dot Net Standards Programme

IT Training

Process Assurance

* PPA CMMI/CMM Lead Assessor

* CMM Introduction and Assessor Trainer

Involved with CMM since 1995

* At Citibank, and three UK Financial Institutions   Read more

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Introducing Organisational cha...

The Brief
Typical statements made at the outset:

“I want a PMO that can challenge and add value”.

“I want a PMO that can provide me with the data to make informed decisions”.

“I want the PMO to be my eyes and ears on projects”.

“The PMO should be our Centre of Excellence”.

“A PMO that can make a step change in how we manage Projects”. [ ... ]

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The Team

Pieter van Zyl  Resume Dr. Pieter van Zyl
Dr. Pieter van Zyl obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science Information Security for Open Systems. He was Business Process Management Executive at a major financial institution, program managed their software development division to CMMI Maturity Level 4. Currently, is the Chief Executive Officer of Dem [ ... ]

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https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: OBJECTIVES
 Understand how to best define technical training
 Learn about differentiators of technical training
 Get a cost picture of technical training
 Review reporting intricacies
 Learn about signs of dim [ ... ]

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Stock Up for Your Shining Busi...

Presentation: (OT) Stock Up for Your Shining Business Development-Building Learning Organization by Xianli Chen .

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Neusoft – The Story of Developing People  The largest IT solutions & services provider in China, originating from Northeastern University (NEU)in Shenyang, China
 Starting from class room with 3 pe [ ... ]

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Two tiered Organization Proces...

Presentation: (OPF) Two tiered Organization Process Focus Implementation , The Israel Aircraft Industries Case by Itzhak Lavi, Michael Winokur, Shlomo Glick.

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: l Background l IAI SPIP Organization & Structure l Technology Transfer l OPF Implementation l Collaboration between SPIP Program Office and Divisions’ SEPGs  [ ... ]

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Organizational Process Definit...

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu: Importance of OPD
• Establishing and maintaining a usable set of organizational process assets is the purpose of OPD – Process Assets include the Organization’s Set of Standard Processes (OSSP), which the projects tailor from -- to create their “Defined” set of processes. – Process Assets also include the pro [ ... ]

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What will you tell your board, if they ask how strong your compliance function is?

Use the MCM for Compliance © Demix 2017 to appraise the strength of your compliance function.

The model covers three tiers of best practices

·        GACP:  Is the Compliance Institute Southern Africa’s Generally Accepted Compliance Practice framework.

·   [ ... ]

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Article: (VAL/VER) An Explanat...

Article: (VAL/VER) An Explanation Model for Process Improvement Effect of Peer Reviews by Mutsumi Komuro

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - • Explanation Model
Context of this research
• Existing result – Rayleigh Model
Properties and Limitations
• Hypotheses and Verification
Terminology and Hypotheses Statement
• A [ ... ]

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Article: (VAL/VER) Case Study:...

Article: (VAL/VER) Case Study: Optimizing Software Technical Specifications Inspection Process in a Research and Development Environment by Fariha Motherudin and Wong Wai Tong

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - Outline of topics
1. Background of gathering requirements in MIMOS
2. Why do we need optimization
3. Optimizing Strategies
 #1 : Inspector’s compet [ ... ]

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Article: (VAL/VER) Improving S...

Article: (VAL/VER) Improving Software Development Processes by Mordechai M. Wagschal

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu - *Largest industrial company in Israel
*Missiles, satellites, UAVs, avionics, upgrades, radars, etc.
*Activities encompassing: Development, Production, Maintenance and Service of Aerospace Systems
*IAI divisions are certified for ISO9000 and  [ ... ]

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(VAL/VER) Peer Review - for De...

Article: (VAL/VER) Peer Review - for Defect Prevention, In-phase Process Improvement, and CMMI Primer by Accenture by Robert Sarlo

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu- *What is Quality?
*Why Peer Review?
*What do you need to begin?
*What are the tangible benefits?
*Where does CMMI fit in?


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(VAL/VER) Quality Control Proc...

Article: (VAL/VER) Quality Control Process by Neetu Choudhary

https://seir.sei.cmu.edu- Agenda
 Quality Control Overview
 Quality Objectives
 Scope of Process
 Process Decomposition
 Review Methods


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Improving Corrective Maintenan...

Original Article Reference    By Andrea De Lucia*, Aldo Persico°, Eugenio Pompella°, Silvio Stefanucci* This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak2034dfe308ad98f418b230c95ecad980').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 't [ ... ]

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Combining Critical Chain Plann...

Original Article Reference   Author Biography    Eduardo Miranda is a Program Director at Ericsson Research Canada and an industrial researcher affiliated with the Research Laboratory in Software Engineering Management at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is in charge of investigating new managem [ ... ]

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Why Project Delivery Estimatio...

Original Article Reference   What is Project Delivery Estimation?    At the outset of project plan, senior management or customer is always asked to come up with an answer of the most inadequate question? “What is the delivery date or completion date of this project?” In fact this question can be put in several other  [ ... ]

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How to conduct Requirements Ma...

Published by  on August 6, 2013 | by Rajendra Khare (MD)
DQS Certification India Private Limited
The purpose of Requirements Management (REQM) is to manage requirements of products and product components of the project and to ensure the management of requirements with the project plans.  [ ... ]

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On the notion of Software Arch...

Original Article Reference By Dossay Oryspayev
Department of Computer Science,
University of Twente,
Enschede, The Netherlands,
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak607a9a07f428da9a555bc56c536d353e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il'  [ ... ]

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Dare to use DAR beyond CMMI® t...

Original Article Reference   The author Sunil V Tadwalkar “Improved decision making is the top benefit
sought by companies when they implement
enterprise solutions” Today’s world of information technology is immensely blessed by the process framework brought
in by Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon Unive [ ... ]

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By Dr. Reena Dadhich and Ujala Chauhan  ABSTRACT CMMI defines the practices that are specially implemented by software development businesses to achieve success. Practices includes topics that direct about eliciting and managing requirements, decision making, measuring performance, planning work, handling risks, and more. In this paper we wil [ ... ]

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The CMMI RSKM Process Area as ...

  by Ray C. Williams. Abstract. In this position paper, the author asserts that all existing risk management standards promulgate compliance with the opinions held by a small sub-community of risk practitioners, rather promoting processes and practices that have demonstrated their effectiveness in managing risks in real organizations. The au [ ... ]

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Integrated Project Management ...

Original Article Reference By Wibas Summary The purpose of Integrated Project Management (IPM) (CMMI-DEV) is to establish and manage the project and the involvement of relevant stakeholders according to an integrated and defined process that is tailored from the organization’s set of standard processes. Description [ ... ]

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What is Integrated Project Man...

Original Article Reference   By Rajendra Khare   Integrated Project Management (IPM) is a Process Area at CMMI Maturity Level 3 under Project Management category. Integrated Project Management (IPM) helps in the management of the project including relevant stakeholders and their involvement. IPM defines an integrated process f [ ... ]

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The Essentials of Skill-Based ...

Original Article Reference   By Bruce R. Duncil, PE, CSQE © July, 2002 1 ISD, Inc. Effective training of the personnel performing development and management activities are integral to the success of those efforts. Although that statement seems self-evident, getting it done has often proven an entirely different matter. Training program [ ... ]

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What is Organizational Process...

Original Article Reference  By Rajendra Khare Organizational Process Focus (OPF) is CMMI Maturity Level 3 Process Area under the Process Management category. It helps in the planning of the process improvement, deploying organizational process improvements and sharing the project team experiences in the form of lessons learn and a [ ... ]

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Organizational Process Focus (...

Original Article Reference By Wibas Summary The purpose of Organizational Process Focus (OPF) (CMMI-DEV) is to plan, implement, and deploy organizational process improvements based on a thorough understanding of current strengths and weaknesses of the organization’s processes and process assets. Description In [ ... ]

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What’s the difference between ...

Original Article Reference [Dear Readers, for the past several months, our good friend Pat O’Toole, CMMI expert and seasoned consultant, has been collaborating with us on a monthly series of CMMI-related posts, "Just the FAQs." Our goal with these posts is to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about the CMMI, SCAMPI, engi [ ... ]

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Validation (VAL)

Original Article Reference   An Engineering Process Area at Maturity Level 3 Purpose The purpose of Validation (VAL) is to demonstrate that a product or product component fulfills its intended use when placed in its intended environment. Introductory Notes
Validation activities can be applied to all aspects of the product in any of its int [ ... ]

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Verification (VER) (CMMI-DEV)

Original Article Reference    By Wibas Summary The purpose of Verification (VER) (CMMI-DEV) is to ensure that selected work products meet their specified requirements. Description Introductory Notes
The Verification (VER) (CMMI-DEV) process area involves the following: verification preparation, verification performance, and identific [ ... ]

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In terms of CMMI what is the d...

  In general we refer to the Verification as a Review activity and Validation as Test activity. But if we talk about CMMI then these terms have slightly different meaning. From CMMI-Dev V1.3 Model: The Verification and Validation process areas are similar, but they address different issues. Validation demonstrates that the product, as pro [ ... ]

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Engineering (CMMI-DEV)

Original Article Reference By Wibas Summary The Engineering (CMMI-DEV) process areas cover the development and maintenance activities that are shared across engineering disciplines. The Engineering process areas were written using general engineering terminology so that any technical discipline involved in the product d [ ... ]

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CMMI V1.3: The CMMI Product an...

Original Article Reference   By Ben Linders   In a first posting on the CMMI roadmaps for CMMI V1.3, I described how the project roadmap has been improved to deliver an even better result. In this posting I’m covering the product and the product integration roadmap.

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Requirements Development (RD) ...

Original Article Reference By Wibas Summary The purpose of Requirements Development (RD) (CMMI-DEV) is to elicit, analyze, and establish customer, product, and product component requirements. Description Introductory Notes This process area describes three types of requirements: customer requirements, product requirements, a [ ... ]

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How to do Product Integration ...

Original Article Reference   By Rajendra Khare Product Integration (PI) is a Process Area at CMMI Maturity Level 3 under Engineering category. Product Integration (PI) helps in the assembling of the product components into the product. It also ensures that the product is integrated and behaves as intended (for functionality and qu [ ... ]

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Software Product Engineering ...

Original Article Reference   Software Product Engineering Key Process Area Mapping     Author: Ron Lachell Date: February 10, 2003 Revision Date: February 20, 2003   Table of Contents Purpose and Usage. 4 Software Product Engineering. 5 Defined. 5 1      Goals. 6 1.1   &nb [ ... ]

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Implementing Practical Configu...

Original Article Reference   by Harsha Chakravarti   In today’s world, there are many software applications and hardware components created, to meet multiple needs of multiple organizations.  These components include the Windows NT and network configurations, Unix related systems and configurations [ ... ]

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Original Article Reference   1 ABSTRACT  Now more than ever, companies want to deliver faster, better and cheaper products. Last years, Some Industry best practices have started to emerge to help companies to achieve these goals by improving processes in their organization. Among others, CMMI is a recognized industry best practice. An  [ ... ]

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Connecting Six Sigma to CMMI ...

 Original Article Reference   Gary A. Gack 
Measurement and analysis (MA) is a Level 2 support process area within the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) process. The purpose of MA is to provide management information necessary to implement monitoring and control of various required processes.

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 How to apply CMMI Measurement...

Original Article Reference   How to apply CMMI Measurement and Analysis (MA) in my organization as per CMMI? Published by CMMI Consultant on July 23, 2013 | Leave a response Measurement and Analysis (MA) process area is available at CMMI Maturity Level 2 under the Support category. The primary objective of CMMI Measurement and Analysis (M [ ... ]

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Determining Adequate Sample Si...

Original Article Reference   Determining Adequate Sample Size for Process and Work Product Audit by Sumita Dubey & Ambrish K Srivastava   Abstract   Software Development Organizations that have no history with performing Process and Product Quality Assurance (PPQAϯ) audits usually ask how often they should be auditing t [ ... ]

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Integrated Quality Assurance

Integrated Quality Assurance
Basil Qubain
ONEWORLD Software Solutions Abstract This Paper discusses the deployment of ONEverify – an Automated Quality Assurance Process –
at ONEWORLD Software Solutions and its improvement into a best practice. The paper details
the process, provides a roadmap of its evolution and its impact at ONEWORLD&rs [ ... ]

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Why Project Delivery Estimatio...

Contributed by Rajeev Vashista - Citigroup   Why Project Delivery Estimations are impossible to achieve? Rajeev Vashista What is Project Delivery Estimation? At the outset of project plan, senior management or customer is always asked to come up with an answer of the most inadequate question? “What is the delivery date or completion da [ ... ]

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ISACA® and CMMI® Institute Hav...

ISACA® and CMMI® Institute Have Joined Forces Today, CMMI® Institute is pleased to announce that it has been acquired and will now operate as a subsidiary of ISACA®, the not-for-profit, professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals based out of Chicago. With a 28% increase in US penetration a [ ... ]

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Information Overview Scrum (n): A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. Scrum is: Lightweight, Simple to understand, and Difficult to master Detail Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage complex product devel [ ... ]

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Information Overview ITIL advocates that IT services are aligned to the needs of the business and support its core processes. It provides guidance to organizations and individuals on how to use IT as a tool to facilitate business change, transformation and growth. The ITIL best practices are currently detailed within five core publications: & [ ... ]

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Information Overview The CMMI® for Services provides guidance for applying best practices in a service provider organization. Best practices in the model focus on activities for providing quality services to customers and end users. Detail Some key process areas addressed by the model are:   Service Delivery (SD): setting up agre [ ... ]

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Information Overview The CMMI® for Development provides guidance for applying best practices in a software development organization. It can also be applied to software maintenance and enhancements. For software support services it may be useful to rather consider CMMI for Services. CMMI stands for Capability Maturity Model Intergration. Th [ ... ]

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Information Overview The CMMI® for Acquisition model provides guidance for applying CMMI best practices in an acquiring organization. Best practices in the model focus on activities for initiating and managing the acquisition of products and services to meet the needs of customers and end users. Detail The core CMMI for Acquisition best p [ ... ]

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