This tool is a survey-based assessment tool used by individuals and organizations wanting to compare their own software development process to that of others.

The following three Assessment Areas are the foundation of the methodology for a diagnostic tool, introduced in GIZ’s publication “IT Quality Management in Developing and Emerging Countries” (2013).


Business is the most relevant assessment area for your strategy. It is supposed to help you by the strategic decision on WHAT certification scheme is the best for your company and where you should concentrate your further evaluation effort.

The People and Process assessment areas are providing some aspects important for your tactic. They should inspire you to figure out the answers on the question HOW to accomplish the tactical realization of your strategic decision. 

The different process models and certification schema are presented as self-diagnostic tool here:

Good luck in your endeavor!