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IEEE P15288/CD DRAFT

Systems and software engineering -- System life cycle processes

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Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 1 March 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 129
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Overview

This document describes the processes for the life cycle of engineered systems from an engineering viewpoint and using engineering terminology. These processes can be applied at any point in a system's structure. Selected sets of these processes can be applied throughout the stages of a system's life cycle. This is accomplished through the involvement of stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of achieving customer satisfaction.

This document also provides processes that support the definition, control and improvement of the system life cycle processes used within an organization or a project. Organizations and projects can use these processes when acquiring and supplying systems.

This document concerns engineered systems that can be configured with one or more of the following system elements: hardware, software, data, humans, processes (e.g., processes for providing service to users), procedures (e.g., operator instructions), facilities, materials and naturally occurring entities.

When a system element is software, the software life cycle processes in ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207:2017 may be used to implement that system element. The two standards are harmonized for concurrent use on a single project or in a single organization.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide a defined set of processes to facilitate communication among acquirers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the life cycle of a system.

This document applies to organizations in their roles as both acquirers and suppliers. It can be used by a single organization in a self-imposed mode or in a multi-party situation. Parties can be from the same organization or from different organizations and the situation can range from an informal agreement to a formal contract.

The processes in this document can be used as a basis for establishing organizational environments, e.g., methods, procedures, techniques, tools and trained personnel. Annex A provides normative direction regarding the tailoring of these system life cycle processes.

Field of application

This document applies to the full life cycle of systems, including conception, development, production, utilization, support and retirement of systems, and to the acquisition and supply of systems, whether performed internally or externally to an organization. The life cycle processes of this document can be applied concurrently, iteratively and recursively to a system and incrementally to its elements.

There is a wide variety of systems in terms of their purpose, domain of application, complexity, size, novelty, adaptability, quantity, location, life span and evolution. This document describes the processes that comprise the life cycle of engineered systems. It therefore applies to one-of-a-kind systems, mass-produced systems and customized, adaptable systems. It also applies to a complete stand-alone system and to systems that are embedded and integrated into larger more complex and complete systems.

This document provides a process reference model characterized in terms of the process purpose and the process outcomes that result from the successful execution of the activity tasks subject to limitations in 1.4. Annex B lists examples of artefacts and information items that can be associated with various processes. This document can therefore be used as a reference model to support process assessment as specified in ISO/IEC 33002. Annex C provides information regarding the use of the system life cycle processes as a process reference model.

Limitations

This document does not prescribe a specific system life cycle model, development methodology, method, modelling approach or technique. The users of this document are responsible for selecting a life cycle model for the project and mapping the processes, activities, and tasks in this document into that model. The parties are also responsible for selecting and applying appropriate methodologies, methods, modelling approach and techniques suitable for the project.

Although this document does not establish a management system, it is intended to be compatible with the quality management system provided by ISO 9001, the service management system provided by ISO/IEC 20000-1 , and the information security management system provided by the ISO/IEC 27000 series.

This document does not detail information items in terms of name, format, explicit content and recording media. ISO/IEC/IEEE 15289 addresses the content for life cycle process information items (documentation).

Document History

IEEE P15288/CD DRAFT
March 1, 2021
Systems and software engineering -- System life cycle processes
Overview This document describes the processes for the life cycle of engineered systems from an engineering viewpoint and using engineering terminology. These processes can be applied at any point...
January 1, 2015
Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes
This International Standard establishes a common framework of process descriptions for describing the life cycle of systems created by humans. It defines a set of processes and associated terminology...
January 1, 2008
Systems and software engineering — System life cycle processes
Foreword ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies...
December 8, 2004
Adoption of ISO/IEC 15288:2002 Systems EngineeringSystem Life Cycle Processes
Foreword ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies...

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