ISHIR becomes an SEI CMMI Maturity Level 3 Company

Feb 62007Certified Quality Processes Assist in Supporting Corporate Goals Set by the Steering Committee of ISHIR

ISHIR Pvt. Ltd. a leading provider of Software Development, Game Development, New Media (Internet Marketing, Online Media Buying & Web Design), and Independent Testing Services to North American, European and Australasian markets, announced today that it was appraised at maturity level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Model under the guidelines of CMMi-SE/SW/IPPD, V1.2. The CMMI credential demonstrates that ISHIR’s software and software services apply systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches, which enable results-oriented outcomes for ISHIR Clients. The systems at ISHIR enables measurable progress of Corporate and Business Goals set by the Steering Committee (SC) and map them well to Project goals.

According to Mr. Rajarshi Kumar Das, a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) authorized Lead Appraiser, ISHIR’s existing culture of providing Quality services by constant process improvement leveraging best practices to process optimization led quality management system played a major role in expediting the CMMI Level 3 assessment. He added, “The implementation of CMMI Level 3 processes normally takes over three years — ISHIR completed it within 26 months, largely due to the caliber of Process Engineering Group (PEG) led by Ms Satpal Kaur assured successful implementation of quality management practices and organizational-wide commitment towards providing Quality services.”

“We always dreamt to make quality as way of life for people at ISHIR. CMMi appraisal at Level 3 has given a label to ISHIR. Beyond this label, the journey on this roadmap has brought a transformation and maturity in the people and the organization in the true sense; which is a real achievement of adopting a quality model. And this journey against the quality road map, is never ending for us. Quality imbibes in the business we do, the expectations bar on quality would rise with rise in the business expectations. Our people and customers will continue to benefit from ISHIR’s dedication to quality and best practices that are based on continuous process improvement.” adds Satpal Kaur, Chief Quality Officer.

Pankaj Bhatia, ISHIR’s Chief Operating Officer, commented, “This is a major achievement for our organization, this can only be accomplished if an organization stays committed to a system where processes drive the organization and people are as passionate as all of us are”

“It’s a historic milestone that shows that the business, technical ability and skilled resources available at ISHIR is now comparable to that of the major player of the world’s software industry” says Sidharth Swarup, Co Founder and Joint Managing Director.

“With CMMI, we can more explicitly link management and delivery activities to our Client’s business objectives. CMMI will not only strengthen our ability to deliver superior technical solutions, but also allow us to better manage risk, to improve decision making, and to maintain our outstanding delivery track record.” Says Rishi Khanna, Co Founder and Joint Managing Director.

“Although it was a quality initiative for the organization but it was working on dynamics of change management. This initiative involved maximum number of people from the ISHIR team, this people involvement was great.” Says Shikha Kumar, HR Manager at ISHIR.

The SEI is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI’s core purpose is to help organizations make measured improvements in their software engineering capabilities and develop the right software, delivered defect free, on time, and within budget, every time.

The CMMI credential demonstrates that ISHIR’s software and systems engineering services apply systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to development, operation, and maintenance support. Level 3 maturity means that ISHIR’s standard processes are used to establish consistency across the organization.

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