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BS ISO/IEC 15289:2006



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Systems and software engineering. Content of systems and software life cycle process information products (documentation)

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1 Scope
2 Applicability
3 Conformance
   3.1 Definition of Conformance
   3.2 Conformance Situations
   3.3 Type of Conformance
4 Normative references
5 Terms and definitions
6 Life cycle data and information items
   6.1 Life cycle data characteristics
   6.2 Records compared to other information items
   6.3 Management of life cycle data (records)
   6.4 Management of information items (documents)
         6.4.1 Developing the documentation plan
         6.4.2 Managing and controlling information items
7 Generic information types and information items
   7.1 Overview
   7.2 Record - generic content guidelines
   7.3 Description - generic content guidelines
   7.4 Plan - generic content guidelines
   7.5 Procedure - generic content guidelines
   7.6 Report - generic content guidelines
   7.7 Request - generic content guidelines
   7.8 Specification - generic content guideline
8 Mapping of information items to the life cycle
   8.1 Mapping of information items to the system
         life cycle
   8.2 Mapping of information items to the software
         life cycle
9 Records
   9.1 General
   9.2 Specific record contents
10 Specific information item (document) contents
   10.1 Acceptance plan
   10.2 Acceptance procedure
   10.3 Acceptance review and testing report
   10.4 Acquisition plan
   10.5 Acquisition report
   10.6 Asset management plan
   10.7 Audit acknowledgement report
   10.8 Audit report
   10.9 Change request
   10.10 Configuration management plan
   10.11 Configuration management procedures
   10.12 Configuration status report
   10.13 Contract
   10.14 Database design description
   10.15 Database detailed design description
   10.16 Database test procedure
   10.17 Database test report
   10.18 Development plan
   10.19 Documentation plan
   10.20 Domain engineering plan
   10.21 Evaluation report
   10.22 High-level software design description
   10.23 Infrastructure plan
   10.24 Installation plan
   10.25 Installation report
   10.26 Integration and test report
   10.27 Interface Description
   10.28 Joint review minutes
   10.29 Low-level software design description
   10.30 Maintenance plan
   10.31 Maintenance problem/modification report
   10.32 Maintenance procedures
   10.33 Migration plan
   10.34 Modification notification report
   10.35 Modification requirement report
   10.36 Modification test report
   10.37 Monitoring and control report
   10.38 Operational test procedures
   10.39 Operations plan
   10.40 Organizational procedures
   10.41 Problem report
   10.42 Problem resolution procedure
   10.43 Process assessment procedure
   10.44 Process improvement analysis report
   10.45 Product need assessment
   10.46 Production plan
   10.47 Progress report
   10.48 Project management plan
   10.49 Proposal
   10.50 Qualification test procedure
   10.51 Qualification test report
   10.52 Quality assurance plan
   10.53 Quality management procedures
   10.54 Release record
   10.55 Request for proposal (RFP)
   10.56 Retirement notification report
   10.57 Retirement plan
   10.58 Reuse plan
   10.59 Risk management plan
   10.60 Risk management procedures
   10.61 Software integration test plan
   10.62 Software requirements specification
   10.63 Software unit description
   10.64 Software unit test plan
   10.65 Software unit test procedure
   10.66 Software unit test report
   10.67 Software user documentation
   10.68 Strategic plan
   10.69 Supplier selection procedure
   10.70 System architecture description
   10.71 System description
   10.72 System element description
   10.73 System life cycle description
   10.74 System integration test procedure
   10.75 System requirements specification
   10.76 Training documentation
   10.77 Training plan
   10.78 User Documentation
   10.79 Validation plan
   10.80 Validation test specification
   10.81 Validation report
   10.82 Verification plan
   10.83 Verification report
Annex A (informative) Procedure for identifying information
                      items and their contents
Annex B (informative) Bibliography

Identifies the purpose and content of all identified systems and software life cycle information items as required for the various life cycle processes.

Supersedes 05/30129502 DC. (05/2006)
British Standards Institution

Standards Relationship
ISO/IEC 15289:2006 Identical

IEEE 1058-1998 IEEE Standard for Software Project Management Plans
ISO/IEC TR 10000-1:1998 Information technology Framework and taxonomy of International Standardized Profiles Part 1: General principles and documentation framework
ISO/IEC TR 15504-5:1999 Information technology Software Process Assessment Part 5: An assessment model and indicator guidance
ISO 9127:1988 Information processing systems User documentation and cover information for consumer software packages
IEEE/ISO/IEC 12207-2008 ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Systems and software engineering -- Software life cycle processes
ISO/IEC 15910:1999 Information technology Software user documentation process
ISO/IEC 15288:2008 Systems and software engineering System life cycle processes
ISO/IEC 18019:2004 Software and system engineering Guidelines for the design and preparation of user documentation for application software
IEEE 12207.0-1996 IEEE/EIA Standard - Industry Implementation of International Standard ISO/IEC 12207:1995 (ISO/IEC 12207) Standard for Information Technology -- Software Life Cycle Processes
ISO/IEC 12207:2008 Systems and software engineering Software life cycle processes
IEEE 829-2008 IEEE Standard for Software and System Test Documentation
ISO/IEC 6592:2000 Information technology Guidelines for the documentation of computer-based application systems

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