Implementation Note for IEEE Adoption of ISO/IEC 14143-1:1998 Information Technology - Software Measurement - Functional Size Measurement - Part 1: Definition of Concepts
|Publication Date:||30 January 2000|
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialized system for worldwide standardization. National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organizations to deal with particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the work.
In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1. Draft International Standards adopted by the Joint Technical Committee are circulated to national bodies for voting. Publication as an International Standard requires approval by at least 75% of the national bodies casting a vote.
International Standard ISO/IEC 14143-1 was prepared by Joint Technical Committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information technology, Subcommittee SC 7, Software engineering.
ISO/IEC 14143 consists of the following part, under the general title Information technology - Software measurement - Functional size measurement:
This part of ISO/IEC 14143 defines the fundamental concepts of Functional Size Measurement (FSM) and describes the general principles for applying an FSM Method. This part of ISO/IEC 14143 does NOT provide detailed rules on how to:
- measure Functional Size of software using a particular method,
- use the results obtained from a particular method, or
- select a particular method.
NOTE - Guidelines on the uses of FSM are in Annex A.
This part of ISO/IEC 14143 is applicable when determining if a method for sizing software is an FSM Method. It does not prevent the development of various methods, but rather provides a basis for assessing whether a particular method conforms to FSM.
This part of ISO/IEC 14143 is intended for use by those persons associated with the acquisition, development, use, support, maintenance and audit of software.