BS ISO/IEC 12207:1995 - Information technology. Software life cycle processes – BSI British Standards

BS ISO/IEC 12207:1995

Information technology. Software life cycle processes

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : August 1997 Replaced By : BS ISO/IEC 12207:2008

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This standard establishes a common framework for software life cycle processes, with well-defined terminology, that can be referenced by the software industry. It contains processes, activities, and tasks that are to be applied during the acquisition of a system that contains software, a stand-alone software product, and software service, and during the supply, development, operation, and maintenance of software products.

Software includes the software portion of firmware. The standard also provides a process that can be employed for defining, controlling, and improving software life cycle processes.


1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Definitions
4 Application of this International Standard
5 Primary life cycle processes
6 Supporting life cycle processes
7 Organizational life cycle processes
Annex A (normative) Tailoring process
Annex B (informative) Guidance on tailoring
Annex C (informative) Guidance on processes and organizations
Annex D (informative) Bibliography
Annex E (informative) Relationship to ISO 12207:1995
Annex F (normative) Purpose and Outcomes
Annex G (informative) ISO/IEC 12207:1995 Process Structure for “New” Processes in Annex F
Annex H (informative) ISO/IEC TR 15504-2, PDAM1, Reference Model Extensions For the ISO/IEC 12207:1995 Acquisition Process

Standard NumberBS ISO/IEC 12207:1995
TitleInformation technology. Software life cycle processes
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date15 August 1997
Withdrawn Date28 February 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/AFNOR Dictionary of computer science 1989, ISO/IEC 2382-1:1993, ISO/IEC 2382-20:1990, ISO/IEC 15504-2, ISO 8402:1994, ISO 9001:1994, ISO/IEC 9126:1991
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEEE Std 1517:1999, ISO/IEC 12119:1994, ISO 9000-3, ISO 9000:2000, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9004:2000, ISO/IEC 9126:1991, ISO 13407:1999, ISO/IEC 14598:1998, ISO/IEC/TR 15504, ISO/IEC 15504-1, ISO/IEC 18529, ISO/IEC 15939, ISO 12207:1995
Replaced ByBS ISO/IEC 12207:2008
International RelationshipsISO/IEC 12207:1995
Draft Superseded By94/642578 DC
DescriptorsComputer software, Software engineering techniques, Computer programs, Life cycle, Life (durability), Definitions, Purchasing, Delivery, Maintenance, Quality assurance systems, Verification
Title in FrenchTechnologies de l'information. Processus du cycle de vie des logiciels
Title in GermanInformationstechnik. Prozesse im Lebenszyklus von Software
ISBN0 580 28041 1
File Size1.717 MB
NotesFor technical reasons this standard was withdrawn in 2003. It was then reinstated incorporating ISO Amendments 1:2002 and 2:2004.

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