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software life cycle
IEEE Std 1074. This standard defines the set of activities that constitute the processes that are mandatory for the development and maintenance of software. The management and support processes that continue throughout the entire life cycle, as well as all aspects of the software life cycle from concept exploration through retirement, are covered. Associated input and output information is also provided. Utilisation of the processes and their component activities maximises the benefits to the user when the use of this standard is initiated early in the software life cycle. This standard requires definition of a user’s software life cycle and shows its mapping into typical software life cycles. It is not intended to define or imply a software life cycle of its own.
This standard describes the form and content of a software engineering standards taxonomy. It explains the various types of software engineering standards, their functional and external relationships, and the role of various functions participating in the software life cycle. The taxonomy may be used as a method for planning the development or evaluation of standards for an organisation. It could also serve as a basis for classifying a set of standards or for organising a standards manual.