In the past few years, the Indian IT industry has pursued the goal of
attaining the highest international standards of quality. A World Bank funded
study conducted as early as 1992 to discuss Indian software strategies had
concluded that more and more vendors in the US prefer to get their software
developed undertaken in India for its quality and cost advantage.
Indian players have created a strong value proposition in the IT software and
services arena. India enjoys advantages of people sophistication in terms of a
very large pool of English speaking scientific personnel, varied and extensive
skill sets in terms of technology, and offering services at globally competitive
costs. India also boast vendor sophistication--with more than 200 companies
being quality accredited and serving the needs of over 255 Fortune 500
companies. Today, the world looks towards the Indian IT software and services
industry for its good quality and high price performance.
According to McKinsey Co., India has and will continue to have a
growing number of vendors successfully working on complex projects across all
areas of software and services, and performing at levels comparable to those of
leading global players.
As of 31st March 2002, India had 42 companies at SEI CMM Level 5 assessment.
The quality maturity of the Indian software industry can be measured from the
fact that already 316 Indian software companies have acquired quality
certifications and more companies are in pipeline to do so.
The other heartening feature has been the growing acceptance and adoption of
the newly emerging People-Capability Maturity Model (People-CMM) by the Indian
software industry. For a country like India, with its large assets in the form
of skilled human resources, the relevance of People CMM needs no emphasis. A
large number of Indian IT software and services companies have been quick to
realize this and have either implemented or initiated programs.
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