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IEEE 15939-2008

IEEE Standard Adoption of ISO/IEC 15939:2007--Systems and Software Engineering--Measurement Process

This International Standard defines a measurement process applicable to system and software engineering and management disciplines. The process is described through a model that defines the activities of the measurement process that are required to adequately specify what measurement information is required, how the measures and analysis results are to be applied, and how to determine if the analysis results are valid. The measurement process is flexible, tailorable, and adaptable to the needs of different users. This International Standard identifies a process that supports defining a suitable set of measures that address specific information needs. It identifies the activities and tasks that are necessary to successfully identify, define, select, apply, and improve measurement within an overall project or organizational measurement structure. It also provides definitions for commonly used measurement terms. This international standard provides an elaboration of the measurement process from ISO/IEC 15288:2008 and IEEE Std 15288-2008, as well as ISO/IEC 12207:2008 and IEEE Std 12207-2008.

Sponsor Committee
C/S2ESC - Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
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IEEE Computer Society
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C/S2ESC - Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
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Working Group
WG_LCP - Working Group for Life Cycle Processes
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Patricia Roder
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Teresa Doran

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Systems and software engineering -- Software life cycle processes

This document establishes a common framework for software life cycle processes, with well defined terminology, that can be referenced by the software industry. It contains processes, activities, and tasks that are to be applied during the acquisition of a software system, product or service and during the supply, development, operation, maintenance and disposal of software products. This is accomplished through the involvement of stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of achieving customer satisfaction. Software includes the software portion of firmware. This document includes those aspects of system definition needed to provide the context for software systems and services. This document also provides processes that can be employed for defining, controlling, and improving software life cycle processes within an organization or a project.

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Systems and Software Engineering -- Life Cycle Management -- Part 4: Systems Engineering Management Planning

ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, Systems and software engineering -- System life cycle processes, provides a common process framework covering the life cycle of human-made systems, from the conception of ideas through to the retirement of a system. It provides the processes for acquiring and supplying systems. In addition, this framework provides for the assessment and improvement of the life cycle processes. This common framework improves communication and cooperation among the parties that create, utilize, and manage modern systems in order that they can work in an integrated, coherent fashion. The acquisition or supply of a system is usually done within a project. A project prepares and implements the technical planning, resources and schedules necessary to guide the project toward accomplishment of its objectives and proper conclusion. The project's authorization and objectives are documented in an information item identified as a Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP). This document defines a SEMP as the key vehicle for representing a project's application of systems life cycle processes. In this document, the terms technical planning and systems engineering planning are used interchangeably to emphasize or differentiate technical contributions in the processes under discussion.

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