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

Label

Organization

Primary Focus

Of Interest for SWPM

URL

PMI®

Project Management Institute®

General project management

Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK®) Guide

www.pmi.org

ASQ™

American Society of Quality™

Quality improvement

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

www.asq.org

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Engineering standards

Software Engineering Standards Collection

www.ieee.org

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

International standards

ISO 9000 Quality Standards;

ISO/IEC 12207 IT-software life cycle process standard

www.iso.ch

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

National standards for the U.S.

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

www.ansi.org

Label

Organization

Primary Focus

Of Interest for SWPM

URL

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

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

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Performance Excellence (MBNQA)

www.nist.gov

Engineering Institute

Software engineering

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

www.sei.cmu.edu

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