ISO/IEC TR 29110-3-4
Systems and software engineering - Lifecycle profiles for Very Small Entities (VSEs) - Part 3-4: Autonomy-based improvement method
|Publication Date:||15 October 2015|
|ICS Code (Software):||35.080|
Fields of application
ISO/IEC 29110 series is applicable to Very Small Entities (VSEs). A VSE is an enterprise, an organization, a department or a project having up to 25 people. The lifecycle processes described in ISO/IEC 29110 are not intended to preclude or discourage their use by organizations bigger than VSEs.
The lifecycle processes defined in ISO/IEC 29110 can be used by VSEs when acquiring, using, creating, and supplying, a system or a software. They can be applied at any level in a system/software's structure and at any stage in the lifecycle. The processes described in ISO/IEC 29110 are not intended to preclude or discourage the use of additional processes that VSEs find useful.
The autonomy-based improvement method, described in this part of ISO/IEC 29110, provides a tool to improve the "way of work" (i.e. a process) regarding systems and software development practically. This process includes defining a technological theme (objectives), the outcome regarding the theme, and implementing activities to steadily gain the outcome.
This method can be used in various situations such as
- improvement tool for development teams,
- self-training or self-check tool for engineers, and
- improvement tool for the VSE.
This method expects practitioner's self-help efforts and initiatives (both physically and mentally) to make the most of the predecessors' knowledge, experience or assets, which are required. Therefore, this method encourages the utilization of the knowhow/knowledge through its available tools. Through this method, the practitioner is encouraged to generate ideas for improvement but also to apply them to their work using an ISO/IEC 29110 profile.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 provides a guide for an autonomy-based improvement method for VSEs developing systems or software products.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is targeted at VSEs that want to improve their activities by using an autonomy-based improvement method. And also this encourages tool/methodology vendors to provide practical tools for VSE.