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). Scope
1.1 Fields of application
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is applicable to Very Small Entities (VSEs). VSEs are enterprises, organizations, departments or projects up to 25 people. The life cycle processes described in the set of International Standards (IS) Profiles and Technical Reports (TR) are not intended to preclude or discourage their use by organizations bigger than VSEs.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 provides the management and engineering guide to the Entry profile described in ISO/IEC 29110-4-1 through project management and software implementation processes. This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is a stand alone guide. It is not intended for a VSE to use the standardized profile to implement this part of the ISO/IEC 29110.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 applies for software development project. The project may be to fulfil an external or internal contract. The internal contract need not be explicit between the project team and their customer.
Using this part of ISO/IEC 29110, a VSE can obtain the following benefits:
- An agreed set of project requirements and expected products is delivered to the customer;
- A disciplined management process, that provides project visibility and corrective actions of project problems and deviations, is performed;
- A systematic software implementation process, that satisfies customer needs and ensures quality products, is followed.
1.2 Target Audience
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is targeted at start-up VSEs (i.e. VSEs who started their operation less than 3 years) and/or at VSEs working on small project (e.g. project size of less than 6 person-months).
It is intended to be used with any processes, techniques and methods that enhance the VSE's Customer satisfaction and productivity.