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 future event based on various project variables and not yet occurred. The impact is not Read More …

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- Configuration Management Clause 7.5.3 of ISO 9001:2008 – Identification and Traceability A specific standard to Read More …

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 the organization is ready to accept. The plan to deal with those unacceptable risks defines Read More …

Risk Management I – A proactive approach to resolve future root causes and their potential consequences.

Risk Management gives the visibility on the future root causes, their consequences and ways to reduce the impact of the potential negative effects of these future root causes.  The underlined words “Future” and “potential” here indicate, it is a futuristic strategy of the organization. Risk Management can be applied at all levels of the organization. It can be applied at project, level, unit level or at organization level. Risk Management is Read More …

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 organization to achieve a specific maturity level, it must be practicing all the practices defined Read More …

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 of assessment differs for Capability assessment and Maturity assessment The Maturity levels are 1. initial – Read More …

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 Large OEM. However, some of the Industries have felt the need for inclusion of specific Read More …