Software Quality Assurance Plans
|Publication Date:||17 September 1981|
The purpose of this standard is to provide uniform, minimum acceptable requirements for preparation and content of Software Quality Assurance Plans (SQAP).
This standard applies to the development and maintenance of critical software; for example, where failure could impact safety or cause large financial or social losses. For non-critical software, or for software already developed, a subset of the requirements of this standard may be applied.
The existence of this standard should not be construed to prohibit additional content in a Software Quality Assurance Plan. An assessment should be made for the specific software product item to assure adequacy of coverage. Where this standard is invoked for a project engaged in producing several software items, the applicability of the standard should be specified for each of the software product items encompassed by the project.
The provisions of this standard do not apply to Nuclear Power Generating Stations.
Purpose (Section 1 of the Plan). This section shall delineate the specific purpose and scope of the particular Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP). It shall list the name(s) of the software product items covered by the SQAP and the intended use of the software.