DQS Certification India Private Limited launches on-line CMMI Consulting Service

DQS Certification India Private Limited (a Delhi Quality Services initiative for corporate excellence) has initiated its on-line CMMI Gap Assessment, Process Assessment and on-line CMMI Consulting service. Rajendra Khare, Managing Director, DQS Certification India Private Limited  said that it has been observed that the cost of Assessments and Consulting is getting higher. Moreover, the cost of overheads like travel, boarding and accommodation makes it further restrictive for organizations to avail CMMI Assessment and Consulting Activity. Hence online service would contribute towards reducing the cost. Rajendra Khare said that we do hear in our industry experience that the CMMI Initiatives because of cost implications are postponed or rejected.

Ultimately, as we all know, that it is not about CMMI Initiative. It is about good process and good service delivery and product delivery systems in the organization. CMMI Initiatives help us to achieve this. Hence rejection of CMMI Initiatives because of escalating costs is not a very welcome idea. Rajendra Khare concluded that the online CMMI Consulting and Assessment service is a balanced compromise.

The on-line CMMI Consulting service will provide the practitioners of the organization get the right inputs at the right time. The online service would facilitate this in comparison to the model where service is provided through site visits. The online consulting service is available at DQS Certification India Private Limited  Website: www.delqserv.com

DQS Certification India Private Limited with its knowledge expertise in this field would be able to support the CMMI and Process Improvement Initiatives in the organizations through on-line support.

ISO 9001:2008 now published

ISO 9001:2008 is newly published. The revised version of the quality management system standard was released on November 14, 2008, by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 9004 is currently under review and scheduled for release in 2009.

Compared to ISO 9001:2000 the new edition contains:

  • No new requirements
  • Some useful clarifications to existing requirements
  • Mainly editorial changes
  • A few examples of increased compatibility with ISO 14001:2004

Your organization is expected to:

  • Show evidence of review and update the Management System if necessary;
  • Make internal auditors aware of the changes; and
  • Address in Management Review.

Validity and transition of certificates

Rules jointly set by ISO and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for the transition:

  • Twenty four months after the publication of ISO 9001:2008 any certificates issued to ISO 9001:2000 are no longer valid.
  • Certificates according to ISO 9001:2000 can be issued up to November 15, 2009
  • Certification of conformity to ISO 9001:2008 or its national equivalents can now begin as  the new standard has been officially published, and a periodic audit or re-certification audit against ISO 9001:2008 can take place.

You have questions about ISO 9001:2008?

Please contact us for questions about the new standard and your next assessment.