15th May, 2013
This is very good question for organizations starting their Process Improvement Journey. Most of the organizations find it difficult to make a choice between ISO 9001 and CMMI for Development Version 1.3. Let us try to find out the best solution for these organizations.
There can be two types of Organizations â€“ One which have primary job of Software Development and other who has a small Software Development Unit and primary Work of the Organization is different from Software Development Work.
If the organizationâ€™s primary job is to handle Software Development then they should go with CMMI for Development version 1.3, which is most suited for such organizations. CMMI-DEV provides best practices for Software Development, which has been collected from around the world by Software Engineering Practitioners and Implementers working in different domains.
If the Organizationâ€™s primary job is not Software Development and it only have a small Software Development unit then they can go with ISO 9001, which also offers some Clauses for Software Development. But ISO 9001â€™s focus is on the whole organization including functions like Management, HR, Audit etc. ISO 9001 covers most of the functions and handles Continual Improvement in the organization. Later if their Software Development unit becomes large in the strength they can go for CMMI-DEV Version 1.3 which is more focused on the Software Development.
Just contact us. We, at DQS India, can certainly help you in clearing the confusion between ISO 9001 and CMMI-DEV Version 1.3. We have ISO Auditors as well as CMMI Consultants who can help you in selecting the best model/standard/framework for your organization.
You can hire CMMI Consultant from DQS India for any kind of Process Gap Analysis/Assessment for any CMMI Model. Contact Information is available at DQS India Contact Page.
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