Quality Consultancy

NeST is committed to excellence in quality delivered to customers and the Quality and Information Security certifications stand as a testimonial for this. NeST has been certified for ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management System and ISO 9001:2000 requirements by Bureau Veritas. In addition to this, NeST has also been assessed successfully for SEI CMMIv1.1 Level 5 (SE-SW-IPPD-SS). All these certifications have helped NeST carve a special niche of excellence in the software industry.

ISO 27001 certification is testimony to NeSTs commitment to managing client information at the highest levels of security. CMMI v1.1 Level 5 assessment reflects NeSTs focus on building organizational process maturity to enable delivery of best-in-class solutions to clients. Being an ISO 9001, CMMI level5 and ISO 27001 certified company, NeST has clear procedures and practices that blend well with the customers specific requirements. The experience in implementing internationally acclaimed quality systems spans over more than 10 years. With these hands on experience, NeST also offers consultancy services in order to enhance process improvement through the implementation of effective Quality and Information Security Management Systems.

NeST employs a wide range of highly experienced consultants and trainers, all with unparalleled skill in the area of CMMI, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. NeST can help you locate where you are in the map, can identify the path for you to follow and ultimately guide you to reach your destination.

NeST has given consultancy to many companies in India, Middle East & Japan for CMM and ISO certification. Selected few companies where NeST has successfully given consultancy include - Sony, Japan, NeST group of companies in US, Dubai and India, M/s Dimensions, Technopark, India, M/s Gemini Software, Technopark, India.

NeST Consultancy is offered in three different modes

  • Onsite : Execute the assignment at customer's premises
  • Onsite-Offshore: Execute the assignment both at NeSTs offshore premises and at client premises.
    This option offers significant cost benefit to the client.
  • Offshore : Execute the assignment at NeSTs offshore premises
  • Models and Standards

    • ISO 9001:2000
      ISO Certification represents an international consensus on good management practices with the aim of ensuring that the organization can deliver the product or services that meet the client's quality requirements. These good practices have been distilled into a set of standardized requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the organization does, its size, or whether it's in the private, or public sector. The ISO 90001 addresses "Quality Management". This means what the organization does to fulfill, the customer's quality requirements, and applicable regulatory requirements, while aiming to enhance customer satisfaction, and achieve continual improvement of its performance in pursuit of these objectives
    • ISO 27001
      The certification provides 133 controls that are useful in establishing, maintaining, measuring and monitoring a robust information security management system. ISO 27001assists companies to comply with multiple legislations and regulations such as HIPAA, SOX, Safe Harbour Practice, etc. It also helps companies to win confidence of employees who want their employers to maintain secrecy regarding their personal data
    • SEI CMMI Level 5 CMMI provides Improved visibility into software engineering activities, assists in capturing and leveraging best practices in areas like engineering, project management, communications, supplier management .It supports continuous upgrades to more robust and high maturity practices .CMMI provides advantages of cost, time and quality Effective management of engineering activities in line with business objectives .CMMI guarantees effective management of project risks to make the right decisions, manage project quantitatively, evaluate the process performances, identify and deploy innovations and eliminate known issues.
  • Execution Models

    NeST offers its consultancy services in 4 different models
    • EEM: End-to-End execution Model
    • FAM: Formal Assessment Model
    • SIM: Selective Implementation Model
    • METRICS:For all the models a 5 step approach is followed.


    • Step 1 - Analyze
      In the analysis phase NeST consulting team understands the current processes and practices of the organization. This is achieved through information-gathering visits, situation analysis and review of clients documents .The gaps are identified in the current system and recommendations are made to rectify the gaps.
    • Step 2 - Define
      In this phase detailed process architecture is made. New processes are introduced and existing processes and procedures are modified to fill the gap. The new processes shall be supported by guidelines, checklists and formats.
    • Step 3- Educate
      Trainings are imparted as required. Trainings shall be given to the client on the standards and the new processes and procedures.
    • Step 4 - Deploy
      This is a very critical phase where NeST consulting team deploys the new practices and processes in to the clients organization. This phase also supports data driven approach to project management .Consulting team provides supporting statistical data collection and analysis.
    • Step 5 - Assess
      This is the final phase where NeST consulting team verifies the effectiveness of the established procedures and practices. This is done through a series of audits. Non conformances are identified and corrective actions shall be defined during this phase. On successful completion of this phase the NeST team shall recommend the client for certification process


    EEM: End-to-End execution Model
    In this model the gap analysis study, the process definition, establishment and verifications shall be done by NeST consultants

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    FAM: Formal Assessment Model
    In this model NeST helps identifying the gaps in the existing system against standards and defines the quality system boundary for implementation of the framework. The client will reframe their processes and procedures as mentionesd in the gap analysis and deploy the new systems in their organization. Nest will do a pre-assessment and also a final assessment before recommending the client for Certification Audits.

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    SIM: Selective Implementation Model
    In this model the clients can decide on Process Areas for which they need consultancy services. The Process Areas on which NeST provide consultancy are
    • Project Planning
    • Estimation
    • Project Tracking and Control
    • Configuration Management
    • Peer Reviews
    • Requirements Management
    • Software Testing
    • Software Quality Management
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Defect Prevention
    • Continual Improvement


    METRICS:
    Through this model NeST support Data Driven Approach in project management. NeST supports statistical data collection and analysis and consultancy in setting up and fine tuning metrics collection systems including assessing existing data collection and metrics programs, identifying process improvement opportunities and Statistical Process Control methodologies.