Accession Number : ADA309536

Title :   Integrated Systems and Software Engineering Process. Version 01.00.04,

Corporate Author : SOFTWARE PRODUCTIVITY CONSORTIUM HERNDON VA

Personal Author(s) : Rose, Susan ; Finneran, Lisa ; Friedenthal, Sanford ; Lykins, Howard ; Scott, Peter

PDF Url : ADA309536

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : This technical report describes the Integrated Systems and Software Engineering Process (ISSEP) created by the Software Productivity Consortium (the Consortium). ISSEP's purpose is to enable improvement of the overall systems development process allowing systems and software engineers to more efficiently perform their work. The ISSEP model accomplishes this goal by defining a set of management and technical activities, and most importantly, defining the mechanisms to coordinate and control the development effort. The ISSEP model integrates the set of management and technical development activities, incorporates risk management activities, and complies with major systems and software engineering standards. The ISSEP model provides a balanced process that equally emphasizes the management and technical perspectives. Management activities provide the control necessary for developing a system. The technical activities define both the systems and software development activities. A balanced approach ensures that management is provided the technical expertise necessary for decision making and that the engineers are provided the plans and procedures for meeting customer, user, and organizational expectations. The ISSEP model focuses on information flow and identification of critical systems and software engineering process interfaces. The information flow defines the coordination and communication mechanisms necessary for a successful system/software delivery. The ISSEP model defines the minimum set of required interfaces between management and technical activities, among management activities, and among the set of technical activities. These interfaces either provide the necessary information to perform an activity or provide feedback information necessary to identify and mitigate risk.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DELIVERY, RISK, DECISION MAKING, IMPACT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, INTERFACES, FEEDBACK, COORDINATES, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, STANDARDS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ENGINEERS, PRODUCTIVITY, CONSORTIUMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE