This standard applies to the development of a software quality assurance plan (SQAP). The existence of this standard should not be construed to prohibit additional content in a SQAP. An assessment should be made for the specific software item to assure adequacy of coverage. Where this standard is invoked for an organization or project engaged in producing several software items, the applicability of the standard should be specified for each of the software items. Although this document does not require the use of IEEE/EIA Std 12207.0-1996 [B17] and IEEE/EIA Std 12207.1-1997 [B18], it is consistent with those two standards. An SQAP meeting the requirements of this standard will be in document compliance with the SQAP information item of IEEE/EIA 12207.1-1997 [B18].
The purpose of this standard is to provide uniform, minimum acceptable requirements for preparation and content of software quality assurance plans. In considering adoption of this standard, regulatory bodies should be aware that specific application of this standard may already be covered by one or more IEEE or ANSI standards documents relating to quality assurance, definitions, or other matters. It is not the purpose of this document to supersede, revise, or amend existing standards directed to specific industries or applications.
Revision Standard - Inactive - Superseded.
The standard specifies the format and content of software quality assurance plans. It meets the IEEE/EIA 12207.1 requirements for such plans.