Pyxis Systems International, Inc.

 

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Appraisals & Evaluations

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. has experience in providing support for SCAMPIs (Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process Improvement) Class A, Class B and Class C appraisals at all 5 CMMI® maturity levels. PYXIS Systems International, Inc. also performs internal evaluations and gap analyses to help organizations plan for and achieve their process improvement goals. Each of these evaluation / appraisal methods has its place (elaborated upon by clicking the link below. In each case PYXIS Systems International, Inc. is knowledgeable and cost-effective in implementing your requirements.

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Process Consulting

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. is uniquely qualified to bring the necessary knowledge, expertise and access to the process definition, assessment, and improvement techniques required for systems, software and hardware development as well as project planning and management. Focus is on the CMMI Institute Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). Compliance is addressed through a combination of consulting services, management and technical staff training, and proven techniques for infusion into the customer's culture. PYXIS Systems International, Inc. process consulting has the real world experience (60 years of development and program management) to establish the framework necessary to make process improvement work and maximize the return on investment.

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Official Intro to CMMI® Course Training

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. is a CMMI authorized Intro to CMMI - DEV and Intro to CMMI - SVC trainer that can provide your team with the required training to define your process in compliance with the CMMI - DEV and CMMI - SVC models as well as to particiapte as an appraisal team member.

 

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ISO Software Compliance Consulting

The mission of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO 9001:2015, Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation, and Servicing is usually done on all elements except the development of software integral to the products. ISO 9000-3, Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001:2015 to the Development, Supply and Maintenance of Software, provides guidance to verify that software design, development, production (replication, duplication, etc.), installation and servicing (maintenance) comply with the clauses of ISO 9001:2015. The PYXIS Systems International, Inc. approach to assisting a company in achieving ISO certification is focused on a streamlined, user-oriented documentation set that optimizes utility and minimizes superfluous page count.

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Technical Services

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. offers complete technical services including software, systems, and hardware design engineering. The knowledge base of PYXIS Systems International, Inc.'s personnel averages more than 25 years of technical experience.

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Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. has specialized knowledge in independent verification and validation (IV&V) as demonstrated by the book authored by Gordon Schulmeyer and Garth MacKenzie, published by Prentice Hall Inc. entitled Verification and Validation of Modern Software-Intensive Systems. The knowledge in this area that PYXIS Systems International, Inc. brings for our customers includes the following application areas for IV&V:

        Object Oriented (OO) Methods

        Rapid Application Development (RAD)

        Graphical User Interface (GUI) Development - Usability

        Client / Server Networks

        Knowledge Based Systems (KBS)

        Internet and Intranet

        Data Warehousing

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Management Consulting

A key element PYXIS Systems International, Inc.'s management consulting is proactive managing and directing development - not statusing its progress. On-site, in-process development management techniques are offered on a consulting or full time basis. Management expertise of more than 60 years in the field is provided by PYXIS Systems International, Inc.'s principals, G. Gordon Schulmeyer and James J. Holden. Consulting on management techniques include:

        Setting up the software project

        Establishing and evaluating metrics for tracking development efforts

        Risk assessment/abatement techniques

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Process Policy/Procedure Generation and Support

It is often the case, either through lack of specific experience, or more often through lack of available internal resources, that a customer requests PYXIS Systems International, Inc. to produce process related documentation. PYXIS Systems International, Inc. has the breath of experience in CMMI and ISO to work with your organization to produce a compliant document set in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost. PYXIS Systems International, Inc. has supported policy and procedure generation activities ranging from producing complete policies and procedures for a large organization with project content approaching $6 billion annually to small companies of less than 50 employees. While compliant to the CMMI and ISO, the documents are customized for your company's environment, accomplished by face-to-face discussions with practitioners and management, to understand and document the existing process and add the necessary processes for certification.

 

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Developmental Quality Assurance

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. is very unique in its strengths in the area of developmentl quality assurance (QA), particularly in the area of Software Quality Assurance (SQA). Gordon Schulmeyer is a recognized international presenter and author in the SQA field. His SQA books dating back to 1987 include:

 

         Handbook of Software Quality Assurance, Van Nostrand Reinhold -1987

         Zero Defect Software, McGraw-Hill Book Company -1990

         Handbook of Software Quality Assurance (2nd Ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold -1992

         Total Quality Management for Software, Van Nostrand Reinhold -1992

         Handbook of Software Quality Assurance (3rd Ed.), Prentice Hall Inc.-1998

         Verification and Validation of Modern Software-Intensive Systems, Prentice Hall Inc.-2000Handbook of Software Quality Assurance (4th Ed.), Artech House-2008

·        Handbook of Software Quality Assurance (4th Ed.), Artech House-2008

PYXIS Systems International, Inc. understands the special problems associated with the implementation of a successful QA activity. PYXIS Systems International, Inc. introduces a new paradigm for QA where the QA function is interactive and value-added instead of a policing role.

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Pyxis Systems International, Inc.
P.O. Box 21234
Catonsville, MD 21228

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