The base document (ISO/IEC 12207) establishes a common framework for software life cycle processes, with well-defined terminology, that can be referenced by the software industry. It contains activities, and tasks that are to be applied during the acquisition of a system that contains software, a standalone software product, and software service and during the supply, development, operation, and maintenance of software products. software includes software portion of firmware. The supplement will contain the in sum country foreword including compliance methodology, software life cycle process objectives, software life cycle data objectives, key concepts of understanding 12207, and errata. The project will contribute to a suite of standards consisting of 3 parts: 1) 1448 which will include ISO 12207, Software life processes plus the supplement 1448a, which provides the in sum country foreward which includes the IEEE compliance methodology (supported by software life cycle process objectives and software life cycle data objectives), key concepts of understanding 12207, and errata. 2) 1448.1, Life Cycle Data, which will provide an integrated set of data content descriptions for recording or capturing the results of the software life cycle processes of ISO 12207 along with guidance on which existing IEEE standards which provide additional detail. 3) 1448.2, Implementation Considerations, which provide clarifications to 12207 to allow flexibility with prevalent business practices. It will also provide guidance on development strategies and build planning, software reuse, joint management reviews, management indicators, and system architecture.