QualityMentors Blog

This blog is a membership based discussion forum on Project Management, Software Quality, CMMI® for development, ISMS and associated subjects. It provides a common platform for our training participants and others to share views and obtain expert opinion on issues related to above subjects. Also, it is used by QualityMentors training participants to upload their personal details in a secured manner in line to the guidelines laid down in ISO/IEC 17024:2003. This blog draws its strength from its members who are welcome to share professional and personal experiences, comments, articles and reference links to make it a preferred knowledge repository for their collective use. It encourages fact based decision making as an success enabler for projects in member organizations.

Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mapping:PMBOK® to CMMI®-Dev, V 1.3

This mapping has been compiled between the Project Management Process Groups and Project Management Knowledge Areas on the x and y axis, respectively;  and  practices of CMMI®-Dev, Version 1.3 in-between them. The Project Management Process Groups and knowledge area matrix is from the PMBOK® and the CMMI® SPs & GPs have been mapped by the author. You may notice that the technical activities (like design) of a  project do not  appear in this compilation, as “Project Management Body of Knowledge” does not and can not cover technical aspects of the project .  Comments and suggestions may please be posted on this blog . Read on

Differences and Similarities in Quality and Financial Auditing

Dear All,

Can someone throw some light on differences and similarities  between these two kinds of audits? I am a finance management student, wondering if a seasoned quality auditor can audit financial systems also.



This blog is now linked to Twitter and Facebook

Postings on this blog can now be seen from Twitter and Facebook too by joining Ribhu Lavania as your friend. The Twitter account has so far got five groups as followers of ‘QualityMentors Blog’:

1. My Project Mentor at http://twitter.com/#!/myprojectmentor ;

2. ArabKnowledgeWharton at http://twitter.com/#!/ArabKnowWharton ;

3. ISO 9001 Checklist at http://twitter.com/#!/ISOchecklist;

4. Aamer at http://twitter.com/#!/asquazy ; and

5. Projects Management at http://twitter.com/#!/Manage_Projects .

I will provide updates on this post as and when more followers join us. Stay tuned…



Software Quality Basics

This article was also published in the SEI Repository during the year 2008. It explains the definition of quality in easy to understand language and explains why stated and implied requirements should be collected, analysed and managed with extreme care for leading a software project to successful closure. The article also defines four absolutes of quality as explained by Quality Guru, Philip B Crosby. All of them are more applicable to software projects than other ones, software being something intangible. Read on

Project Risk Management

Hi all,

We are an ISO 9001:2008 organization engaged in software development and maintenance. I don’t find ‘Risk Management’ anywhere in ISO 9001 while it is so important for software projects.

Can someone help?



Competency matters, not training certificates

This article was first published in the SEI (Software Engineering Institute) Repository. It places significant importance on raising the ‘competency’ of trainees rather than just providing them the subject matter details. So, number of years of experience and/ or qualifications do not matter as much as the ‘competency’ acquired through training, mentoring and hard work. ‘Competent’ people in a project lead it to success.You will find this article quite interesting. Read on

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