Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
1.1 Fields of application
ISO/IEC 29110 is applicable to Very Small Entities (VSEs). The lifecycle processes described in ISO/IEC 29110 are not intended to preclude or discourage their use by organizations bigger than VSEs. However, certain issues faced by large organizations might not be covered by ISO/IEC 29110.
The lifecycle processes defined in ISO/IEC 29110 can be used by VSEs when acquiring and using, as well as when creating and supplying, a software, and systems. They can be applied at any level in a software and systems 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.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 introduces the major concepts for software and systems engineering profiles for VSEs, and defines the terms common to the set of documents associated with VSE profiles.
It establishes the logic behind the definition and application of profiles. It specifies the elements common to all standardized profiles (structure, conformance, assessment).
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is applicable to all profiles.
1.2 Target audience
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is targeted at authors and reviewers of standardized profiles, authors of other parts, and authors of other VSE profiles.