Product Competency Awareness of Process Standards Understanding Process Standards

Raising awareness of the standards that impact a project manager's success is the goal of Appendix A. "Supporting Organizations." Professional organizations provide the PM with guidance on organizations, projects, analysis, design, coding, testing, and more.

Organizations that support the software development process are responsible for many of these standards. Table 1-3 lists some of these organizations.

Table 1-3. Organizations that Support the Software Development Process with Industry Standards



Primary Focus

Of Interest for SWPM



Project Management Institute®

General project management

Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK®) Guide


American Society of Quality™

Quality improvement

Software Quality Engineering Body of Knowledge (Certified Software Quality Engineer [CSQE] BOK)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Engineering standards

Software Engineering Standards Collection


International Organization for Standardization

International standards

ISO 9000 Quality Standards;

ISO/IEC 12207 IT-software life cycle process standard


American National Standards Institute

National standards for the U.S.

Guide for application of ISO/IEC 12207 to software engineering project management



Primary Focus

Of Interest for SWPM



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Technology, measurements, and standards for U.S. industry

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence (MBNQA)

Engineering Institute

Software engineering

Capability Maturity Model for Software v. 1.1 (CMM™)

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