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ISO 9001 for Software Industry
-- updated quarterly (ISO 9000-3, TickIT,...) --

"Quality will always win if you give it a chance."
-- Small Business 2000
Tantara offers easy access to ISO 9001 information (ISO 9000-3, TickIT,...)
that is specific to improving a software organization's
process effectiveness and product/service potential.

See Tantara's main hotlist for other information.

When reading information on the internet, take note of the standard/model's edition being discussed/compared.
Click here for a list depicting the current edition of key standards/models.

Click here for a quick view of the world's maturity regarding software quality and software process capability.

 

Resources:

Article: What is the relevance of ISO 9001 (with its ISO 9000-3 guideline) and SEI's SW-CMM to software development
Guidelines for application of ISO 9001 to software development: This web page summarizes ISO 9000-3:1991.
Resource: ISO 9000-3:1991 guidelines translated in plain english ISO 9000-3:1991 guidelines translated in plain english: Praxiom summarizes their interpretation of ISO 9000-3:1997 and highlights their main points.
Resource: ISO 9000-3:1991 checklist ISO 9000-3:1991 checklist: Suggestions and a list of questions to determine whether requirments are met.
Article: Overview of TickIT, ISO 9000-3 and ISO 9001 ISO 9001 explained clause-by-clause (both 2000 & 1994 editions): This is a good summary of how to interprete the ISO 9001 standard.
Resource: ISO 9001:2000 guidance ISO 9001:2000 guidance: Lots of guidance here from ISO themselves.
Resource: Find ISO standards related to the software industry or any other ISO standard ISO standards for the software industry Enter software in the keyword field of the form -- if you prefer to view all computing specific standards, enter "information technology" in the keyword field.  Then, click the SEARCH button to see the list of ISO standards.New !
Resource: ISO 9001:2000 translated in plain english ISO 9001:2000 translated in plain english: Praxiom summarizes their interpretation of ISO 9001:2000 and highlights their main points.
Resource: Trillium can be a good guide to help you implement ISO 9001 in a software environment Trillium capability (area 5) - Quality System: Refer to this model's capability area #5 for a phase (level) approach to implementing an ISO 9001 compliant quality system for software development.

Articles:

Article: Applicability of ISO 9001 to software development Applicability of ISO 9001 to software development: How is ISO 9001:1994 relevant to software development organizations? What is the role of ISO 9000-3:1997?
Article: Overview of ISO 9001 in view of software development Briefing--ISO 9000:1994 series: In light of the software development challenge, a briefing on the ISO 9000 series of standards (presented in March 1996).
Article: History and relationship of ISO 9001 with other standards/models History and relationship of process standards/models: Software process improvement is often influenced by process related standards/models and thus, it is important that a "change agent" understands the history and relationships of these standards/models.
Article: TickIT description (overview) TickIT description: TickIT is an ISO 9001 scheme for the software industry. Discover the principles and objectives of this scheme.
Article: TickIT -- an initiaitive to provide confidence in ISO 9001 for software organizations TickIT--providing confidence in ISO 9001:1994 certification: This paper traces the events that led up to the TickIT initiative, outlines TickIT, and discusses the issues that were outstanding in 1995.

Documents and Reports:

Report (PDF):  Basic comparison of ISO 9001:1994 and  SEI's SE-CMM Version 1.1 Report: Comparison of  ISO 9001:1994 and SEI's SE-CMM V1.1 [pdf]: This is a top level summary of the comparison between the Systems Engineering Capability Maturity Model and ISO 9001.
Report (PDF): SEI's 94-TR-012 technical report, comparing ISO 9001 against SEI's SW-CMM Version 1.1 Report: Comparison of  ISO 9001:1987 and SEI's SW-CMM V1.1 [pdf]: M. Paulk's comparison report for SEI, report released in 1994. Comparison is version 1.1 of SEI's Capability Maturity Model for Software (SW-CMM) against the initial release (1987 edition) of ISO 9001.  Also see M.Paulk's January 1996 IEEE Software feature article "How ISO 9001:1994 Compares with the CMM V1.1".
Report (PDF): Executive overview of TickIT (re: ISO 9001:2000 edition) Report: Executive overview - TickIT for ISO 9001:2000 [pdf]: This is a quick four page overview of the revised TickIT guide for ISO 9001:2000.New !

Registered Software Organizations and their Registrars:

Search for ISO 9001 registered software organizations Quality Digest's search for ISO 9001 registered organizations: A form is presented; to view all software development organizations registered to ISO 9001in North America, enter "9001" in the "Standards" field and "software" in the "Scope of Registration" field -- leave all other fields blank. -- Note: Click here to purchase a complete directory of all ISO 9000 registered companies in North America.
RAB accredited ISO 9000 registrars Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB) accredited ISO 9000 registrars Enter "33-Information Technology" in the scope field of the form presented at the bottom of this page.  Click SUBMIT button to see a list of RAB accredited "ISO 9000 registrars for the software industry".
SCC accredited ISO 9000 registrars Standards Council of Canada (SCC) accredited ISO 9000 registrars: This is the current list of SCC accredited ISO 9000 registrars.

 

Governing agents for ISO 9001 and related software industry schemes:

Link to ISO Online ISO: The home (web) site for the  International Organization for Standardization.
Discover who is the ISO Member for your country ISO Members: This is a list of all ISO Members--view this list to determine who is the ISO Member representative for your country.
ISO's sub-committee for Quality Management ISO's Technical Sub-Committee #176-SC2 (re: Quality Management/Assurance): This site is provided for work specific to ISO 9001 and 9004 -- checkout this site for the many guidelines regarding  transitioning ISO 9001:1994 to ISO 9001:2000
ISO's technical committee overseeing sub-committees work regarding Quality Management/Assurance ISO's Technical Committee #176 (oversees Quality Management/Assurance): This site is for the TC176 committee members who oversee work pertaining to the ISO 9000 series and related standards/guidelines (e.g., ISO 10000 serries...)
Link to the TickIT web site TickIT: The home (web) site for the United Kingdom's TickIT scheme.

If you found this hotlist helpful,
imagine what Tantara can do "in person" (consulting / training).

Why consider Tantara's consulting/training?

Tantara is one of the few firms that has 
proven experience in both
software process improvement
and
ISO 9001 (ISO 9000-3, TickIT, AS 3563).

 Testimonials:

 
"Tantara has contributed a 'business improvement',
not just an 'ISO 9001 improvement'."
 
-- John Bergsten, Unit Manager of "fx Manager" Business --
Total Control Products (Canada) Inc., 1999
"Tantara helped us take our current business processes and
focus them into a workable document structure
that we are confident will result in our ISO 9001 registration."
 
-- Kim Sturgess, President & CEO --
Revolve Magnetic Bearings Inc., 1999
( Note: This testimonial was provided after only 5 months of implementation effort. )

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