Base Process Library (BPL)

The Base Process Library (BPL) is the process model used for the TickITplus scheme.

The BPL includes a series of process definitions and their classification according to their alignment with the internationals standards the process are based on these include:

  • ISO/IEC 12207 (Software Lifecycle Processes)
  • ISO/IEC 15288 (Life Cycle Management – System Life Cycle Processes)
  • ISO/IEC 15504 (Software Process Improvement Capability Determination).

Classification

Processes are mapped to one of four classes according to their alignment with the source standards. The four classifications are as follows:

  • Type A includes all of the processes required to meet the basic requirements of ISO 9001. So, for example, this would include Management Framework, HR Resourcing, improvement etc. – not necessarily IT related, but core to an effective management system
  • Type B includes all the processes which are required to address the scope
  • Type C are the supporting processes
  • Type M accommodates the two processes that describe the measurement and quantative techniques that need to be applied at the higher grades (Gold and Platinum) of TickITplus assessment.

Assessment to TickITplus and the BPL

An organization assessed toTickITplus scheme would have to demonstrate compliance to all Type ‘A’ processes as these are mandatory and any additional Type ‘B’ processes that are applicable to scope of the organizations’ approval.
Coverage

This version of the BPL provides coverage for the following Scope Profiles and provides cross-reference mappings to ISO 9001 only:

  • Systems and Software Development and Support
  • Product Validation, Quality and Measurement.

 

Format availability

The BPL is supplied in a format optimized for online viewing. The product is available in hardcopy format but the user should be aware that this printed copy will be produced from the online version.
Further updates included

The cost of the BPL (£135) will also include two further updates that will cover the following Scope Profiles and provide cross-reference mappings to ISO 9001:

  • Information Management and Security
  • Service Management
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Corporate Strategy Planning and Management
  • Legal & Compliance
  • IT Systems Engineering & Infrastructure


Updates

The initial cost of the BPL (£135) will also include two further updates that will cover the following Scope Profiles and provide cross-reference mappings to ISO 9001:

  • Information Management and Security
  • Service Management
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Corporate Strategy Planning and Management
  • Legal & Compliance
  • IT Systems Engineering & Infrastructure

Buy the BPL here.

TickITplus Kick Start Guide

This is an introductory guide to help you implement a certified management system compliant with the new TickITplus scheme.
This guide will give you:

  • information about identifying and selecting the scope of certification and developing in-house resource
  • guidance on identifying processes, mapping them to TickITplus processes and establishing the assessment strategy
  • advice on preparing for, participating in and following up an assessment.

Pease note this guide does not detail or discuss activities undertaken by certification bodies in conducting such assessments. As an introductory guide, it concentrates specifically on achieving the Foundation level of the scheme whether you are new to TickIT or are transferring from the existing TickIT scheme.
What exactly does the Kick Start guide include?

  • Overview
  • General introduction and scheme concepts
  • Identifying the certification
  • Scope and preparing resources
  • Developing the Process Reference Model
  • Preparing for, participating in and following up an assessment
  • Abbreviated terms
  • Bibliography.

Format availability

The Kick Start Guide is supplied in a format optimized for online viewing. The product is available in hardcopy format but the user should be aware that this printed copy will be produced from the online version.

Buy the Kick Start Guide here.