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COMPUTER TASK GROUP RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CERTIFICATION

 COMPUTER TASK GROUP RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CERTIFICATION
 BUFFALO, N.Y., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Task Group, Inc. (NYSE: TSK) ("CTG"), today announced that its four United Kingdom branches have been awarded the official Certificate of Approval for meeting the international software development quality standards maintained by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Great Britain, the British counterpart of the U.S. Commerce Department.
 The Certificate of Approval was granted when DTI found CTG's Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with the requirements of the international software standards EN29001 and ISO9001, as well as the British standard BS5750 Part 1. In addition, CTG was awarded the Certificate of Approval for adherence to DTI's "TickIT Guide" and is now one of a small number of firms receiving this recognition.
 The TickIT Guide defines standards for Software Quality Management System Construction and Certification, using the ISO9001/EN29001/BS5750 Part I standards. TickIT approval is increasingly important for software firms doing business with the British government and with European private sector buyers of software and related services.
 "This is the culmination of several years of hard work, in building a Quality Management System that applies not only to our general business practices but actually defines the quality criteria and measures we will use throughout the system development life cycle," said CTG Corporate Quality Process Manager Marcel Markus.
 The certification was granted by an accredited certification body after assessment of CTG's Quality Management System for its branches in Reading, Leicester, Gloucester and Southend-on-Sea. The Quality Management System covers the following professional services:
 -- Project management, design, development, acceptance and delivery of software application systems, including support and maintenance as required;
 -- Selection and supply of computer systems staff;
 -- Supply and distribution of third party software application systems, together with their support and maintenance;
 -- Information systems consultancy and training covering strategy, planning, technical, quality and operational activities.
 The DTI implemented the assessment program in 1989 after the British Computer Society advised that losses due to poor quality software were costing the U.K. 2,000 million pounds (about $3.8 billion) annually.
 To help rectify this, the DTI produced the TickIT Guide, defining the components of a Quality Management System for the system development life cycle.
 CTG's QMS was developed using this Guide, and is based on formal project management and independent quality assurance procedures. To effect quality assurance, CTG has adopted the Fagan Inspection Method originally developed by Michael E. Fagan at IBM.
 The Fagan method is aimed at detecting, correcting and preventing defects as early as possible in the life cycle, and provides for testing prior to the development of code. The consistent application of the method significantly increases the quality of delivered systems, while at the same time reducing the costs of rework and thereby increasing productivity. In addition, the method as applied by CTG provides for Quality Metrics and Continuous Process Improvement.
 CTG's QMS is applicable to all system development or maintenance projects, irrespective of the development methodology used.
 The development of CTG's QMS was a joint effort of several European branches of Computer Task Group, ensuring maximum input based on practical project experiences in Holland and the U.K. in particular.
 "The certification attests to the high quality of service which our U.K. branches offer, and the standards it represents are relevant company-wide. We are now adopting many of its principles in our own domestic operations as well," said David Baer, CTG's Executive Vice President and Co-Founder.
 For example, CTG is now working with client Armstrong World Industries of Lancaster, Pa. assisting in the application of the Fagan method to Armstrong's internal software development efforts. This is part of Armstrong's internal quality management and continuous improvement process, the objective of which is to better meet corporate and business unit "stretch" goals through reduced application development cycle time.
 Computer Task Group, Inc., is an international consulting, systems integration and professional services firm headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. Founded in 1966, CTG has a staff of more than 4,000 employees and has served 85 of the FORTUNE 100 companies through its 65 plus branch locations in seven countries worldwide. The company's stock is also traded on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
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