Trustworthy Assessment : Validation of Assessment Result by intacs(TM)

“State of the Art Standards” are invaluable in enhancing industry performance to new minimum thresholds. These standards guard quality, performance, and in many cases assist in assuring product reliability. Maintaining the effectiveness of a good standard requires commitment and unbiased reliable verification. intacs™, besides its commitment towards maintaining high standard of assessors’ knowledge & skill, it can validate the assessment services independently and provide accurate information & certain confidence level in assessment result.

Overview

“State of the Art Standards” are invaluable in enhancing industry performance to new minimum thresholds. These standards guard quality, performance, and in many cases assist in assuring product reliability. Maintaining the effectiveness of a good standard requires commitment and unbiased reliable verification. The attention given to standards deteriorates rapidly over its lifetime if not properly maintained. Some standards fall into a “Certification Trap” where assessed organizations and assessors become economically dependent resulting in sometimes biased & unacceptable evaluations. Some standards become corporate paper weights, looking good on paper but not reflecting the reality as applied in practice.

 

Recommendation

intacs™ is committed to maintaining high standard of assessors’ knowledge & skill. Also, to provide high quality assessment result to the community, intacs™ is ready to validate the assessment services independently and provide accurate information & certain confidence level in assessment result.

 

Methodology

Trustworthiness assessment will constitute following three important elements:

     High quality standards of assessment method and conduct

Assessment should follow well defined assessment process, advance registration, Assessment report and validation activity. Confidence level to the assessment result will be awarded based on ratio of the number of people in the organizational scope and the number of people in the organizational unit.

     Assessment services are provided exclusively by certified individuals who adhere to a code of conduct

Assessment should be conducted by only intacsTM certified assessors & lead by competent or principal assessors.

     Assessment validation by an independent authority

Assessment will be validated by intacsTM authorized Inspectors using defined criteria by auditing adherence to ISO/IEC 15504 Part 2 and TR Part-7, following of assessment process including report, organization scope selection, etc. The overview of validation process is available for download.

 

Issuance of intacs™ Assessment Certificate

If all the requirements of a trustworthy assessment are met, intacswill provide an assessment certificate containing following information:

     Identity of the assessment team leader & team members

       Organization & Model scope, Maturity / Capability Level

       Organization, Organizational Unit, Unit coverage metric, type and class of assessment

       Confidence level  “high” or “medium”

 

Contact

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