Software process & improvement standards - Introduction of Software Engineering

Q.  Software process and improvement are assessed by ____.
- Published on 22 Jul 15

a. ISO 9000
b. ISO 9001
c. SPICE (ISO/IEC15504)
d. Both B and C

ANSWER: Both B and C


  • Nirja Shah   -Posted on 12 Oct 15
    SPICE (ISO/IEC 15504)
    - ISO/IEC 15504 derives from ISO 12207 and provides a framework for consistent, reliable software process assessment.

    - It consists of the following parts:
    Part 1 - Concepts and vocabulary
    Part 2 - Performing an assessment
    Part 3 - Guidance on performing an assessment
    Part 4 - Guidance on use for process improvement and process capability determination
    Part 5 - An exemplar process assessment model (for software lifecycle process)
    Part 6 - An exemplar process assessment model for systems lifecycle processes
    Part 7 - Assessment of organizational maturity.

    - The 15504 standard focuses on software business processes such as software development, project management, configuration management, quality assurance, etc

    ISO 9001
    - ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard must fulfil.

    - Third-party certification bodies provide independent confirmation that organizations meet the requirements of ISO 9001.

    - Over one million organizations worldwide are independently certified, making ISO 9001 one of the most widely used management tools in the world today.

    - However, the ISO certification process has been criticized as being wasteful and not being useful for all organizations.

    - The ISO 9001 is an abstract model.

    - It is designed for manufacturing, guidance for software.

    - It is used for certification purpose.

    - It is complemented by ISO/IEC 15504

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