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.

Useful Articles


1. QualityMentors: A Brief Profile

This brief presentation lists the service offerings from QualityMentors.

2. Software Quality Basics

This article was 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

3. 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

4. Mapping: PMBOK® to CMMI®-Dev, V 1.3 

Both, PMBOK® and CMMI®-Dev are assortments of best practices. Both aim at enabling the user to successfully implement their projects and achieve tangible business results. Here is a mapping between the two to show that both the frameworks are complementary to each other…

5. Changes in CMMI®-Dev, V 1.3

The new release of CMMI® for Development is significantly simplified, therefore easy to implement and more effective in its stated objective of enabling projects’ success and customer satisfaction. This small article presents the gist of changes made in the new release…

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