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Quality Assurance for Software Important to Safety

English STI/DOC/010/397 92-0-102500-9
159 12 38.50 2000

Description

The present publication provides for the first time information and guidance for defining and implementing quality assurance programmes covering the entire life-cycle of software important to safety. It takes into account the large amount of documentation available, the rapid development of software systems and the need of updated guidance on how to do it.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Management; 3. Performance; 4. Assessment; Appendix I: Illustration of a graded software quality assurance programme; Appendix II: Proposed procedure for interface control; Appendix III: Considerations before acquisition of computerized tools; Appendix IV: Functions of computer program understanding and reverse engineering tools; Appendix V: General training guidelines; Appendix VI: Proposed outlines for training programmes on quality assurance; Appendix VII: Characteristics of defect prevention process; Appendix VIII: Examples of software development life-cycle models; Appendix IX: Recommendations for design input documentation for monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix X: Recommendations for software development plans applicable to monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix XI: Recommendations for standards and procedures handbooks applicable to monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix XII: Recommendations on the content of software requirements specifications for monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix XIII: Recommendations on software design descriptions for monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix XIV: Recommendations on design and development documents for design, engineering and analysis software; Appendix XV: Recommendations on application documents for design, engineering and analysis software; Appendix XVI: Suggested good coding practices for design, engineering and analysis software; Appendix XVII: Recommendations on programming of monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix XVIII: Discussion of verification and validation methods; Appendix XIX: Recommendations on verification reports and activities for monitoring, control and safety system software; Appendix XX: Recommendations on commissioning monitoring, control and safety system software; Glossary.

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