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Ribhu Nath Lavania
Ribhu  Nath Lavania

Ribhu Nath Lavania

Project Management, CMMI and ISMS Consultant and Trainer

Quality Mentors


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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
Son of a professor and philosopher. Belongs to Vrindavan. Have two daughters employed with HSBC and JP Sports Industries.Wife is a house-maker. Currently stays in Noida.
Essential Advice
QA and Testing are support jobs. People who have deep convictions in adding value to business using QA and QC concepts and strong inter-personal qualities would succeed in such profiles.
Currently working at
Providing consultancy and trainin in Project Management, ISMS, ITSM, Software Quality, CMMI® and IT Manufacturing. A licensed third party Lead Auditor of ISMS. Ribhu conducted hundreds of third party QMS, ISMS, ITSM, EFQM, Sw. CMM and CMMI audits/ assessments.
Degrees that Matter
CSQA, ISMS LA, CMM & CMMI Lead Assessors certifications helped me in polishing my skills and adding value to client organizations seeking consultancy, training and assessment related services.
Parting thoughts
My organization 'Quality Mentors™' accepts only those assignments where we have world-class expertise. So far we have 100% repeat business.
Points of inflection
During 1997, when I switched over from hardware manufacturing to software, it was a challenge to be accepted in software community.Also, whenever I had a manipulator boss, who was not straight forward and lacked professionalism, I found it difficult to remain productive.
Plans for the Future
I would like to see 'Quality Mentors™' not as a large consultancy firm but as the one who really adds value to its client organizations.
Current and Previous Responsibilities
My past experience in civil aviation, providing CAD/CAM workstations which were declared most reliable hardware for 3 consecutive years and conducting audits/ assessments/ project health-checks in large multinationals are proving to be real assets while providing training and consultancy services
Tech trends to watch out for
Collaborative tools for defect & review tracking. Best practices in software quality, project management, ISMS & cloud computing.
Role Model
Dr. AP Abdul Kalam for his humility & professionalism. Narendra Modi for his clarity of thinking and delivering results.
A Fine Balance:
I take up only those assignments which give me professional satisfaction. Working hard on such assignments doesn't really stretch me.
Changes in the industry
Teachings of Gurus like Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby and Edward Deming during 1970s to 2000 time-frame have really taught the industry the importance of PDCA cycle, emphasis on planning, reviews and continual improvement. QC based approach has over the decades changed to proactive QA based approach.
The Journey So Far
Started in 1977 in Indian Airlines and worked with DCM Data Products, Wipro, HCL Infosystems in IT hardware, and changed to Software Quality while in HCL Infosystems. Have since worked with Bleum Inc, an American company in Shanghai and Headstrong. Am running my consultancy organisation since 2008.
Most Important Decisions
Switching to software quality which interests me and not compromising with basic principles just because some street-smart people or bosses liked it.
Areas for the Future
Model based process improvement and QA of cloud computing business are the future trends.
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