Risk Management – II – Risk Occurrence and Response

The Picture above depicts typical response needed for the occurrence of Risk at various project stages and impact on the Project Goal. Before getting in to the response needed, few definitions here. Risk – An undesirable situation or circumstance that has both a likelihood of occurring and a potentially negative result. This is typically a likely […]

Introduction to Configuration Management

Configuration Management and standards Configuration Management gives the identifiably and traceability of a product at various stages of the product life. The requirements specific to configuration management are specified in various standards and Models with minor variations. A Level 2 Process Area for CMMI – Configuration Management (CM) Clause 7.2 of AS 9100 Rev C- […]

Risk Management II – Benefits of Risk Management Program

The earlier article on Risk Management is Risk Management I – A proactive approach to resolve future root causes and their potential consequences. Purpose of a Risk Management Plan Risk management program helps the organization to deal with potential occurrences.  It defines the approach and attitude towards risks. This program helps in identifying what are those risks […]

Capability and Maturity Model (CMMI) – Levels

Capability and Maturity Model is initially developed for department of Defense. The main focus of CMMI is to make sure that constant integration of Systems and Software. According to Software Engineering Institute, there are 5 levels of maturity in the Capability and Maturity Model. There is a clear distinction between the Capability and Maturity. the method […]

CMMI Service Model – Process Areas by Maturity Levels

There are a total of 24 process areas to defined in the CMMI Service Model. This model is also called as CMMI-SVC. These are divided into 4 groups by Maturity Level. Even though there are 5 Maturity levels, there is none defined for Level 1. The maturity levels Start only from Level 2. For an […]

Industry Specific international Standards

There are many industry specific international standards other than ISO 9000 family. ISO 9000 family is the most widely used Quality Management System across the world. This is not specific to any Industry or Group of Industries. The requirements specified in ISO 9001 are generic and can be applied to a grocery shop to a […]

compulsory Records required by ISO 9001 : 2008

There are 21 records required by ISO 9001 : 2008 to be in compliant. The detailed list along with definitions are explained in this article. What is a Record? According to ISO 9000:2005, Record is defined as a document stating results achieved or providing evidence of activities performed. Records shall remain legible, readily identifiable, and retrievable according […]

Types of Quality Audit

The Quality Audit is a very important value adding tool for an organization to prove the compliance with the requirements and for continuous improvement. The types of quality audit which are faced by the organization are first, second and third party audits. First Party Audits : – These are done internally.They are a management tool […]

What are Principles of Quality Management Systems

The function of Top Management include Management of Quality Management along with other disciplines. To succeed in Business, the top management can utilize the quality management principles identified by the International Standards like ISO 9000 Family. The Same principle apply for the other standards like AS 9100, TS 16949 which are supplement to ISO 9001. […]