Information Technology-System and Software Life Cycle Processes-Reuse Processes
|Publication Date:||17 June 2010|
This standard draws on IEEE Std 12207™-2008 to describe system and software reuse processes.1 It describes the relationship of reuse processes to system life cycle processes described in Clause 6 (System Life Cycle Processes) of IEEE Std 12207-2008 and software life cycle processes described in Clause 7 (Software Specific Processes) of IEEE Std 12207-2008. The standard defines processes and specifies requirements for the processes but does not specify particular techniques. The scope of the specified processes is broader than that of IEEE Std 12207-2008 because reuse activities transcend the life cycle of any particular system. The specified processes are suitable on an organization-wide basis.
Most reuse processes are not distinct from the normal life cycle but instead must be integrated into other life cycle processes. Some acquirers require reuse because it has the potential to achieve faster time-tomarket, improved quality, and cost avoidance. These considerations compel a process standard that explains how reuse processes may be incorporated into the life cycle.
1 Information on references can be found in Clause 2.