The Software Quality Institute (SQI) at Griffith University was opened on the 24th July, 1991 by Professor Geoff Dromey. It provides a focus for expertise in software quality and serves as a catalyst for innovations in software quality techniques. It engages in programs of action research with the systems and software engineering industry. The Institute provides consulting and professional support to industry to set up and manage systems and software quality systems and on using national and international engineering standards. It offers short courses on specialist topics as part of professional development programs.
The IIIS SQI is a focal point in Australia for research, education, and government and industry liaison in a broad range of areas relating to quality in software and systems. Over the years, the Institute has increased its national and international presence through its participation in the SPICE project, managing the Trials project for the Asia Pacific region and conducting a significant number of SPICE assessments and training programmes for government and industry bodies. The SQI is a transition Partner for Practical Software Measurement.
The IIIS SQI has affiliations with SEI, Standards Australia and other local and international organisations which provide industry access to international best practices. The IIIS SQI uses these resources to provide a wide range of consultancy, training and assessment services tailored to local requirements.
Consultancy, Training and Assessment Services
- Software Process And Capability dEtermination (SPICE)
- Practical Systems and Software Measurement (PSM)
- Leadership of Virtual Teams
Appraisal Assistant (NOTE:this link will take you to an external site)
The SQI has released the Appraisal Assistant tool, supporting process assessment using both ISO/IEC 15504 and CMMI, for the beta test. Participants are invited to register and download the tool.