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SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE AND SOFTWARE PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

SQC provides you with strategic consulting and IT services in the areas of Software Quality Assurance and Software Process Improvement. Our support enables diagnosing your current process strengths and weaknesses, developing and facilitating establishment of Action plans to address pain areas, staff augment your resources for SQA and Process Improvement, and facilitate improvement.

Our engagements under this practice include:

Training and Education

SQC provides a wide variety of IT Training related to Technical and Process domains. With partnerships with some of the World Leading Training provides like iCarnegie (www.icarnegie.com), Software Engineering Institute (www.sei.cmu.edu), Shipley (www.shipleywins.co.uk) & the Business Development Institute (www.bd-institute.org), SQC provides fleible methods of on-site, face2face, Video based or Virtual training programs in an entire suite of topics ranging from Software Engineering, to Business Development & Software Process Improvement. Our training suite includes:

  • SEI Authorized Introduction to CMMI
  • High Maturity Practices
  • Software Engineering Estimation Methods
  • Effective SQA Practices
  • Improving Decision Quality in IT Organizations
  • Writing Winning Proposals (WWP)
  • Introduction to the BD-CMM
  • iCarnegie's full suite of courses (Software Architecture, Managing Technical People, Managing Software Development and Executive Courses)

IT Process Appraisals & Assessments

Assessments are a diagnostic tool to analyze the current practices in an organization & identify areas for improvement. We offer a full range of assessments, which include

CMMI Institute/Carnegie Mellon University Authorized SCAMPI Class A, B & C Appraisals (SM) - Standard CMMI based Assessment Method for Process Improvement using CMMI - DEV, CMMI-SVC or CMMI-ACQ constellations

  • SQC Mini-Assessments™ (Gap Analysis)
  • Quick Looks by SQC trained assessors for process "health check"
  • ISO 27001 Information Security Audits and Certification.
  • ISO 15504/SPICE based Appraisals–Led by iNTACS certified SPICE Assessors (ISO/SPICE)

IT Consulting and Benchmarking on Measurements & Metrics Analysis Initiatives

SQC provides high end consulting to all types and sizes of organizations in setting up the right measurements criteria both on the product and process areas.

Measuring the quality of processes and products is not a very easy task. Traditionally, various high maturity organizations have defined an organization’s Metrics Program at the initial stages their improvement initiatives. Also, it is important that the data collected co-relates to the business objectives. Senior Managers often find it hard to balance between the short-term project needs and the longer-term process improvement goals.

SQC offers consulting and facilitation on industry methods such as the Goal-Question-Metrics (GQM) approach invented by Victor Basili, and to develop and sustain a measurement capability that meets management and business objectives.

Our Performance Benchmarking and Assessment service (in partnership with the David Consulting Group delivers World Class solutions to clients that want to assess project performance against world class industry benchmarks, and improve their Processes.

IT consulting services

SQC provides IT consulting services that includes the following:

  • Aligning Business Goals and Process Improvement objectives.
  • Model based Process Definition Consulting (CMMI, ISO/SPICE)
  • Building High Maturity processes and facilitating process improvement.
  • Sustaining Process Improvemen

IT PROPOSAL AND BID MANAGEMENT

SQC's proposal specialists, trainers, and process designers are recognized leaders in developing today's standards for proposal strategy and business acquisition. We offer a unique mix of consulting, training, and process implementation expertise tailored to meet each client's requirements.

Our engagements under this practice include:

Skills Transfer Coaching

Professional Accreditation through Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).

Sales and Bid Training

Based on best practices and "common sense", not some "Theory" published in some book.

Proposal Development and Capture Planning.

Whether you need a complete, end-to-end proposal team or a few specialists to augment your staff, we will help you win, efficiently and effectively.

Process Improvement and Management, including the entire BD- Lifecycle through our partnership with Business Development Institute International.

SQC provides a proven approach to improving business development process through assessment, design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Post-Award Support

With help from SQC, clients transition from proposal to program execution without losing momentum - we reduce the risk of program cost overruns and failure.

Business Dev Process Improvement And Benchmarking

The BD-CMM is the only and premier improvement model for establishing baselines against corporate BD capability and effectiveness, developing action plans and process improvements to the BD lifecycle across the key BD process categories of Customer, Focus, People and Capabilities.

The BD-CMM was originally developed and maintained by the Business Development Institute (BD-Institute International), now called the BD-Institute International, focused on research and development in BD and on fostering an improving BD community of practice around the World. The BD-Institute International is the world's leading and only authority established with this charter with support from several leading industry players in this area.

SQC is the Exclusive and Sole partner for the BD-Institute International in South East Asia selected by BD-Institute International based on due-diligence and our reputation, ability to demonstrate and deliver the highest quality services and products in the BD domain, integrity, growth, and expertise in our chosen area of specialization, and SQC has developed the capability to provide a suite of products and services around the BD-CMM and Business Development Process Improvement.

To learn more about what our BD-Improve® Practice can do for your organization, contact us.

Our engagements under this practice include:

Training programs

  • Executive Overviews to BD Process Improvement and the BD-CMM (Half Day, One Day and Three Day courses)
  • Practitioner’s Overview to the BD-CMM (2 Day courses)
  • BD-Institute International Authorized Intro to BD-CMM (3 Day workshop)

Appraisals

  • BD-CMM Based Class B/C Appraisals with the BD-CMM Starter Kit®
  • BD-Institute International authorized/Accredited BD-CMM Class A Appraisals

Subject Matter Training

In partnership with several leading BD-Institute International approved providers, SQC has the capability to offer specialized training in areas such as Writing Winning Proposals, Proposal Management skills, Negotiation skills, BD-Processes in Small and Medium Settings and so on.

Consulting and Process Improvement Services

  • BD CMM based Action Planning and Improvement Planning
  • On-going support to facilitate, implement and measure BD process improvement
  • BD-Metrics Definition and Implementation

Knowledge Process Outsourcing

In the contemporary era of Knowledge Process Outsourcing and Offshoring, SQC offers services to the IT industry in the areas of Proposal and Bid services.

Call us today to accelerate your win rates and improve your Proposal and Bid processes: Write to us at: info@sqcglobal.com for a consultation.

Our engagements under this practice include:

Advantages of Proposal Outsourcing

Typical BD Process Diagram

The diagrams below elaborates the advantages and various stages of outsourcing in typical Business Development Cycle with the steps of the Proposal Development dovetailing into it. The actual outsourced sub-processes will differ based on the type/stage of engagement.

ProShop

ProShop is SQC’s proposal management practice for outsourcing the proposal development effort. The practice involves a high level engagement with clients to conceptualize, design and develop quality proposals for high value contracts.

SQC ProShop team engages with the client’s business development team right from pre bid meeting and works in tandem right through the process until the completion of the proposal. The proposal development process is based on Business Development Institute (BD-Institute International) methodologies, coupled with tools for metrics measurements and process management.

ProShop starts with understanding the client’s current proposal development practices and carefully evaluates the processes that can be initially off-shored. The engagement grows from this arrangement, injecting process improvements and incorporation of best practices from time to time. All this is done at a pace which is comfortable, with benefits accruing right from the 1st off-shored proposal.