Consulting Services in Standards and Methodology

Every software development organization needs a body of standards, conventions, guidelines, procedures, and recommended practices, i.e. a methodology for software development. IDI assists organizations not only in developing (or choosing) components of their methodology but also in establishing the infrastructures for disseminating and administering it. In areas of our specialty, we contribute and recommend specific content that supports the highest quality of end product without imposing burdensome restrictions on the professional staff.

We avoid both standards committees and authoritarian packaged methodology. For most professional organizations we strongly favor the highly participative approach to continuous process improvement described in the paper Methodology Development and Dissemination in a Decentralized Organization.

Our view of standards and our role in establishing them is set forth in a 1-page flyer The IDI Approach to Standards and Methodology.

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Last Updated November, 2003