SeaPort-E Quality Assurance Program
VariQ has been independently appraised and accredited at
CMMI Maturity Level 3 and our Quality Management System (QMS) has been independently certified
as conforming to
ISO 9001:2008. We apply our QMS practices for several customers, for whom our team of
analysts implements quality- and performance-management processes. When
performing tasks for larger enterprises, we adopt their internal process,
but we bring value through our familiarity with process standards and
best management practices.
Our Quality Assurance (QA) processes can be tailored for specific task
orders or conformed to a customer Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan
(QASP). In cases where the task order is more operational than project-oriented,
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and a Service Level Management Plan
may be substituted for the Quality Assurance Plan (QAP).
In either case, the plan will include specific implementation details
pertaining to the actual processes to be performed and resulting work
products, and may include subsidiary plans that collectively provide the
controls necessary to ensure that all configurable baselines are managed
to specifications, all stakeholders are properly informed, and variability
of outcomes are minimized. They produce a linked series of baselines (requirements
to design components to configuration components to verification steps)
and the corresponding processes ensure that products and services conform
to requirements and ultimately satisfy the underlying needs.
These quality processes are maintained through our process-improvement
framework. Working groups address process gaps identified by project staff
through inspections, peer reviews, or periodic QA audits, and proposed
changes are vetted by the PMO and approved through the governance structure.