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 having up to 25 people. The lifecycle processes described in the set of International Standards (IS) 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 Basic Profile described in ISO/IEC 29110-4-6 through Project Management and System Definition and realization processes. This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is a standalone guide; it is not intended for a VSE to use the standardized profile to implement this part of ISO/IEC 29110.
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 applies for non-critical systems development projects. The system development should fulfil the project requirements and the system description.
Using this part of ISO/IEC 29110, a VSE can obtain benefits in the following aspects:
- An agreed set of project requirements (technical part of contract) and expected products are agreed by the Acquirer.
- A disciplined management process, that provides project visibility and corrective actions of project problems and deviations, is performed.
- A systematic System Definition and Realization process, that satisfies Acquirer needs and ensures quality products, is followed.
VSEs developing software that is part of a larger system, and for stand-alone software products and services, are encouraged to use the management and engineering guide of the Basic Profile (ISO/IEC 29110-5-1-2).
1.2 Target Audience
This part of ISO/IEC 29110 is targeted at VSEs who do not develop critical systems and do not have experience with SE process planning and implementation using ISO/IEC 15288.
It is intended to be used with any processes, techniques and methods that enhance the VSE’s Stakeholder satisfaction and productivity.