|About the book|
Throughout the book Raghav describes various approaches to appraisals that will make them more efficient and more effective...His approach is a practical way to help with process improvement -Jack Harding, Partner, Software Technology Transition
Following the recommendations in this book will go a long way in enhancing the state of software quality assurance practice -C R Nagaraj, Senior VP, Quality, Satyam Computers Services Ltd
Illustrates practical implementation of the appraisal method describes in SCAMPI method definition document -Srini Kankanahalli, Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland
The focus of this book is on answering such questions. It collates the author's rich experience with leading high maturity appraisals in world-class organizations as a lead appraiser for CMMI and People CMM.
Throughout the book various approaches to appraisals that will make them more efficient and effective are illustrated. Replete with numerous examples from appraisal records and implementation references from the SITARA Process JewelBoxTM, this book is on making effective use of time and money spent on software quality assurance activities, using structured appraisal methods such as the SCAMPI.
The Role of software quality assurance function as a mentor to both the organizational management and delivery functions is critical to enable strategic execution. For the secrets which spell success for software initiatives is based on a strong foundation of evaluation and continuous process improvement. The focus of this book is on describing the necessary building blocks with which to enable a strong foundation of evaluation.
Making Sense of Software Quality Assurance will be useful to quality professionals, managers, process specialists and practitioners of software and systems engineering.
|About the author|
Raghav. S Nandyal
Raghav S. Nandyal is the Founder and CEO of SITARA Technologies-a professional services company with core competencies in strategic management consulting and high maturity process appraisals. He is among the very few High Maturity SCAMPI Lead Appraisers certified by the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, on all the three constellations of CMMI-DEV, ACQ, and SVC-besides People CMM. He has the unique distinction of being certified by the Software Engineering Institute to teach courses such as Introduction to CMMI, Acquisition Supplement, Services Supplement, and Introduction to People CMM. As a practicing Six Sigma black belt, he has been a prime consultant, coach, and appraiser on CMMI and People CMM based process improvement initiatives in leading multinationals worldwide. He is on the international review panel for IEEE Software. He has authored three books, all published by Tata McGraw Hill Education-CMMI, People CMM, and Making Sense of Software Quality Assurance.
He held several software and management positions, ranging from Software Engineer to Chief Process and Quality Officer with leading multinationals worldwide, before going into business himself.
His current research interests in software management are mitigating software risks and building self-sustaining software process improvement programs in development environments working on emerging technologies. He has published a number of technical papers in international conferences. He has a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He is a donor alumnus of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
|Table of contents|
Chapter 1. Executive Decisions
Chapter 2. Classes of Audits and Appraisals
Chapter 3. Planning and Preparing for Information Capture
Chapter 4. Capturing Objective Evidence and Consolidation of Appraisal Data
Chapter 5. Verification of Objective Evidence
Chapter 6. Validation of Objective Evidence
Chapter 7. Synthesis of Final Findings and Delivery of Appraisal Results
Chapter 8. Competencies for a Software Quality Assurance Professional