The Software User Manual (SUM) tells a hands-on software user how to install and use a
Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI), a group of related CSCI's, or a software system or subsystem. It may also cover a particular aspect of software operation, such as instructions for a particular position or task.
The SUM is developed for software that is run by the user and has a user interface requiring online user input or interpretation of displayed output. I f the software is embedded in a hardware software system, user manuals or operating procedures for that system may make separate SUMs unnecessary.
This Data Item Description (DID) contains the format and content preparation instructions for the data product generated by specific and discrete task requirements as delineated in the contract.