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PD ISO/IEC TR 15504-6:2008



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Information technology. Process assessment An exemplar system life cycle process assessment model

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1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Overview of the exemplar Process Assessment Model
  4.1 Introduction to Overview
  4.2 Structure of the exemplar Process Assessment Model
      4.2.1 Processes
      4.2.2 Process dimension
      4.2.3 Capability dimension
  4.3 Assessment Indicators
      4.3.1 Process Capability Indicators
      4.3.2 Process Performance Indicators
  4.4 Measuring process capability
5 The process dimension and process performance indicators
  (level 1)
  5.1 Tailoring Process (TLR)
  5.2 Agreement Processes (AGR)
      5.2.1 Introduction
      5.2.2 AGR.1 Acquisition Process
      5.2.3 AGR.2 Supply Process
  5.3 Enterprise Processes (ENT)
      5.3.1 Introduction
      5.3.2 ENT.1 Enterprise Environment Management Process
      5.3.3 ENT.2 Investment Management Process
      5.3.4 ENT.3 System Life Cycle Processes Management
      5.3.5 ENT.4 Resource Management Process
      5.3.6 ENT.5 Quality Management Process
  5.4 Project Processes (PRJ)
      5.4.1 Introduction
      5.4.2 PRJ.1 Project Planning Process
      5.4.3 PRJ.2 Project Assessment Process
      5.4.4 PRJ.3 Project Control Process
      5.4.5 PRJ.4 Decision-making Process
      5.4.6 PRJ.5 Risk Management Process
      5.4.7 PRJ.6 Configuration Management Process
      5.4.8 PRJ.7 Information Management Process
  5.5 Technical Processes (TEC)
      5.5.1 Introduction
      5.5.2 TEC.1 Stakeholder Requirements Definition Process
      5.5.3 TEC.2 Requirements Analysis Process
      5.5.4 TEC.3 Architectural Design Process
      5.5.5 TEC.4 Implementation Process
      5.5.6 TEC.5 Integration Process
      5.5.7 TEC.6 Verification Process
      5.5.8 TEC.7 Transition Process
      5.5.9 TEC.8 Validation Process
      5.5.10 TEC.9 Operation Process
      5.5.11 TEC.10 Maintenance Process
      5.5.12 TEC.11 Disposal Process
6 Process capability indicators (level 1 to 5)
  6.1 Level 1: Performed process
      6.1.1 PA 1.1 Process performance attribute
  6.2 Level 2: Managed process
      6.2.1 PA 2.1 Performance management attribute
      6.2.2 PA 2.2 Work product management attribute
  6.3 Level 3: Established process
      6.3.1 PA 3.1 Process definition attribute
      6.3.2 PA 3.2 Process deployment attribute
  6.4 Level 4: Predictable process
      6.4.1 PA 4.1 Process measurement attribute
      6.4.2 PA 4.2 Process control attribute
  6.5 Level 5: Optimizing process
      6.5.1 PA 5.1 Process innovation attribute
      6.5.2 PA 5.2 Process optimization attribute
  6.6 Processes Supporting Process Attributes
7 Bibliography
Annex A (informative) - Conformity of the exemplar Process
        Assessment Model
  A.1 Introduction
  A.2 Requirements for Process Assessment Models (from
      ISO/IEC 15504-2)
      A.2.1 Introduction
      A.2.2 Process Assessment Model scope
      A.2.3 Process Assessment Model elements and indicators
      A.2.4 Mapping Process Assessment Models to Process
             Reference Models
      A.2.5 Expression of assessment results
Annex B (informative) - Work Product Characteristics
  B.1 Generic Work Products
  B.2 Generic Work Products and specific Work Products
Annex C (informative) - Adaptation of the assessment model
  C.1 Assessment indicators identification
      C.1.1 Base practices
      C.1.2 Generic practices
  C.2 Adaptation of the exemplar Process Assessment Model
      C.2.1 Adding to or removing processes from the process
      C.2.2 Identifying process performance indicators for a new

Describes an exemplar Process Assessment Model that meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 15504-2 and that supports the performance of an assessment by providing indicators for guidance on the interpretation of the process purposes and outcomes as defined in ISO/IEC 15288 and the process attributes as defined in ISO/IEC 15504-2.

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Standards Relationship
ISO/IEC TR 15504-6:2008 Identical

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ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993 Information technology Vocabulary Part 1: Fundamental terms
ISO/IEC 15504-5:2012 Information technology Process assessment Part 5: An exemplar software life cycle process assessment model
ISO/IEC 7498-1:1994 Information technology Open Systems Interconnection Basic Reference Model: The Basic Model
ISO/IEC TR 9294:2005 Information technology Guidelines for the management of software documentation
ISO/IEC 9126-1:2001 Software engineering Product quality Part 1: Quality model
ISO/IEC 15289:2006 Systems and software engineering Content of systems and software life cycle process information products (Documentation)
ISO/TR 18529:2000 Ergonomics Ergonomics of human-system interaction Human-centred lifecycle process descriptions
ISO/IEC 25000:2014 Systems and software engineering Systems and software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) Guide to SQuaRE
ISO/IEC 2382-20:1990 Information technology Vocabulary Part 20: System development
ISO/IEC 15504-2:2003 Information technology Process assessment Part 2: Performing an assessment
ISO/IEC 15288:2008 Systems and software engineering System life cycle processes
ISO 9004:2009 Managing for the sustained success of an organization A quality management approach
ISO/IEC 12207:2008 Systems and software engineering Software life cycle processes
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
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ISO/IEC 15504-1:2004 Information technology Process assessment Part 1: Concepts and vocabulary
ISO 10007:2017 Quality management — Guidelines for configuration management
ISO 13407:1999 Human-centred design processes for interactive systems
ISO/IEC 15939:2007 Systems and software engineering Measurement process

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