Software and systems engineering — Lifecycle profiles for very small entities (VSEs) — Part 5-1-4: Software engineering: Management and engineering guidelines: Generic profile group: Advanced profile (Adopted ISO/IEC TR 29110-5-1-4:2018, first edition, 2018-04)
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).
This document is applicable to Very Small Entities (VSEs). VSEs are enterprises, organisations, departments or projects having up to 25 people. The life cycle processes described in the set of International Standards (IS) and Technical Reports (TR) are not intended to preclude or discourage their use by organisations bigger than VSEs.
The Advanced profile is the fourth profile of a four-profile software engineering roadmap (i.e. Entry, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced). This document describes processes targeted at VSEs that want to sustain and grow as an independent competitive software development business.
ISO/IEC 29110-4-1 identifies the requirements applicable to the tasks and work products described in this document.
These guidelines apply to VSEs that develop non-critical software.
Using these guidelines, VSEs can obtain the following benefits:
— management and monitoring of more than one project in parallel with more than one work team;
— reuse of existing software components (e.g. code and document) in new projects;
— continuous measurement and evaluation of projects;
— continuous evaluation and improvement processes;
— continuous sustainability and growth; and
— support to customers in the disposal of software and installation of new software.
Once the software, developed by a VSE, has been accepted by their customer, the VSE that wants to provide after-delivery services can refer to ISO/IEC TR 29110-5-3.