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 Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) 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). Scope
This part of ISO/IEC 14143 defines the fundamental concepts of Functional Size Measurement (FSM). This part of ISO/IEC 14143 does NOT provide detailed rules on how to:
- measure Functional Size of software using a particular method
- use the results obtained from a particular method
- select a particular method.
This part of ISO/IEC 14143 is applicable when determining if a method for sizing software is an FSM Method.
It does not prevent the development of various methods, but rather provides a basis for assessing whether a particular method conforms to FSM.
This part of ISO/IEC 14143 is intended for use by those persons associated with the acquisition, development, use, support, maintenance and audit of software.