Software Management

Software Management Overview

Software Management is the art and science of planning and leading software projects. It’s the Program Manager (PM) and Software Engineers job to manage the development of software and should use standard project management techniques to managing a software project. In the DoD, software management is called Software Acquisition Management. It includes the management and execution of software activities throughout the lifecycle of a program. These software activities include:

Other tasks in Software Management include:

Checklist: Software Activity Map

Handbook: USAF Weapon Systems Software Management Guidebook – 15 Aug 2008

Software System Safety
It is essential to perform System Safety Engineering tasks on safety-critical systems to reduce safety risk in all aspects of a program. These tasks include software system safety activities involving the management, design, code, test, independent verification and validation (IV&V), operation and maintenance, and change control functions within the software engineering development and deployment processes.

Software maturity strategy should be discussed in the Acquisition Strategy.

AcqLinks and References:

Updated: 6/7/2018

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