SQA Lifecycle Standards
Software Quality Assurance procedures have finally been standardized and have been virtually perfected after years of planning on how to perfect the application standardization.
Through experience, the company was able to place in writing how to develop a plan for software development. Because it has been standardized, the application that was developed using SQA could be recognized worldwide because it has been made according to the standards.
Along with the standards, the metrics are also standardized. More than anything else written in the report, the clients who are looking for an efficient application looks for the numbers more than anything else. Metrics will tell whether the application has been developed according to plan and could perform when released or sold to their intended users.
IEEE (Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers) – This standard was established by the organization with the same name. This organization was established in 1963 and the IEEE standards for software development starting in 1986. There are two types of IEEE standards for Software Quality Application: the Standard 730-1989 which was developed in 1989 and the ANSI/IEEE Standard 983 – 1986 which was the original version developed in 1986. IEEE is very popular especially for SQA Planning and development.
ISO (International Standards Organization) – One of the oldest standardization organizations in the world, ISO were established in 1947 and have established itself to be the standardized company not only in software development but also in business plans. Because it was internationally recognized it has become a powerful standard for different business uses.
DOD (US Department of Defense) – The government has also developed their own standardization scheme especially for developing technology. They have evolved from ISO 9000 and developed a specialized standard on their own. There are currently two DOD standards: the MIL-STD-961E which refers to the program specific standards and the MIL-STD-962D which stands for general standardization. Both of these formats were used applied by the DOD starting August 1, 2003.
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) – Working with US-based companies, ANSI has become the bridge of small US based companies to international standards so that they could achieve international recognition. ANSI covers almost anything in the country, products technology and application. ANSI ensures that the products developed in the US could be used in other countries as well.
IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) – Stated June of 1906, the commission has dedicated itself to the standardization of electrical materials and its development. Today it is usually associated with ISO since it has become a part of technical industries. IEC is known for standardizing electronics through the International Electrotechnical Vocabulary which is used by all electronic industries until today.
EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance) - EIA is a coming together of different electronic manufacturers in US. This organization set the standards for electronic products for the country and has been accepted by thousands of companies worldwide.