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The last phase of the software engineering lifecycle, operation and maintenance, often takes the majority of life cycle funds. Proper planning can help reduce life cycle costs for this phase. It is therefore prudent to possess software maintenance plans and procedures to contain life cycle costs, and to operate an efficient organization. It is important that an organization have an excellent software maintenance plan. A software maintenance plan template can provide help for an organization and a software engineer, who may not have extensive knowledge of software maintenance to implement this process. The template was developed by an international authority in software maintenance that possesses years of hands-on, practical experience in maintenance. The plan template is neither theory nor an academic exercise.

The author provides maintenance plan wording and recommendations based on his experience in planning for and the actual maintenance of software systems. The plan template incorporates the latest commercial standards for software maintenance. It provides a detailed maintenance process. No expensive training or extensive experience is necessary to use this Template. This templates' illustrative text is designed for use as is, by stripping the tutorial notations underlined in the text. The text can also be modified for requirements and guidance to meet organizational needs, and unique environments. It is not a requirement to use the paragraph numbers contained in this document and additional comments are encouraged whenever appropriate to fully comply with organizations' specific requirements. The user of this template should spell out all of the issues that are prevailing regarding the need for software maintenance prior to tailoring the template to ascertain that all such organizational issues are addressed. This template is applicable to all types of software from information technology, commercial, scientific, and other non-business applications (such as creating a complex web site).

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This product replaces the old SEPT product 39 This template was revised to incorporate the requirements of ISO/IEC 12207: 2008, Systems and software engineering - Software life cycle processes. This template also meets the requirements of the following standards:

International Standards

  • ISO/IEC 14764: 2006, Systems and software engineering - Software life cycle processes. - Maintenance

USA Standards
  • IEEE Std 14764: 2006, Software Engineering - Software Life Cycle Processes - Maintenance
This template contains the following sections
  • Scope and Purpose
  • Acronyms and Definitions
  • Application of the Plan
  • General Requirements
  • Maintenance Concept
  • Maintenance Activities
  • Resources
  • Maintenance Process
  • Training Requirements
  • Records and Reports
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