Accession Number : ADP003589

Title :   A Corporate Approach to an Embedded Software Development and Support Standard,


Personal Author(s) : Doe,D. D. ; Hilt,D. E. ; Wigle,G. B. ; Bateman,J. P. ; Tripp,L. L.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : During the last decade, embedded software has become an important part of the major products of The Boeing Company, which range from commercial jetliners to weapon systems for the Department of Defense. During ths time, standards and practices for embedded software development were not uniformly applied by each project/program, resulting in some projects/programs meeting goals more effectively than others. In late 1980, the upper-management of The Boeing Company launched a corporate-wide program to achieve a uniform and effective methodology for embedded software development and support. The program consists of four parts; (1) a comprehensive development and support standard, (2) a set of guidelines to help implement the standard, (3) the development and implementation of a plan to obtain a set of automated tools which support the standard and guidelines, and (4) an associated training program. This paper focuses on the Boeing Embedded Software Standard, and presents the results of some comparisons to the proposed MIL-STD-SDS and related Data Item Descriptions (DIDs). The Standards project was accomplished in three phases; (a) conceptual, (b) planning, and (c) development. The project was guided by a steering committee of multi-company experienced software representatives appointed by upper-management. The core project development team consisted of experienced software representatives from each of the participating companies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Standards, Embedding, Standardization

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE