Superseded Standard

IEEE 1016-1998

IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Design Descriptions

This IEEE Standards product is part of the family on Software Engineering. The necessary information content and recommendations for an organization for Software Design Descriptions (SDDs) are described. An SDD is a representation of a software system that is used as a medium for communicating software design information. This recommended practice is applicable to paper documents, automated databases, design description languages, or other means of description.

Sponsor Committee
C/S2ESC - Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
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Status
Superseded Standard
Superseded by
1016-2009
Superseding
1016-1987
Board Approval
1998-09-23
History
Published:
1998-12-04

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Computer Society
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Sponsor Committee
C/S2ESC - Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
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Working Group
1016_WG - RP for Software Design Descriptions Working Group
IEEE Program Manager
Christy Bahn
Contact
Working Group Chair
Richard Hilliard
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1016-1987

IEEE Recommended Practice for Software Design Descriptions

The necessary information content and recommended organization for a software design description are specified. A software design description is a representation of a software system that is used as a medium for communicating software design information. The recommendations, which may be applied to commercial, scientific, or military software that runs on any digital computer, are not limited to specific methodologies for design, configuration management, or quality assurance, or to any particular descriptive technique. Applicability is not restricted by the size, complexity, or criticality of the software.

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1016.1-1993

IEEE Guide to Software Design Descriptions

Withdrawn Standard. Withdrawn Date: Mar 06, 2000. No longer endorsed by the IEEE. The application of design methods and design documentation recommended in IEEE Std 1016-1987 is described. Several common design methods are used to illustrate the application of IEEE Std 1016-1987, thus making the concepts of that standard more concrete. The information in this guide may be applied to commercial, scientific, or military software that runs on any computer. Applicability is not restricted by the size, complexity, or criticality of the software.

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1016-2009

IEEE Standard for Information Technology--Systems Design--Software Design Descriptions

This standard describes software designs and establishes the information content and organization of a software design description (SDD). An SDD is a representation of a software design to be used for recording design information and communicating that design information to key design stakeholders. This standard is intended for use in design situations in which an explicit SDD is to be prepared. These situations include traditional software construction activities, when design leads to code, and u201creverse engineeringu201d situations when a design description is recovered from an existing implementation. This standard can be applied to commercial, scientific, or military software that runs on digital computers. Applicability is not restricted by the size, complexity, or criticality of the software. This standard can be applied to the description of high-level and detailed designs. This standard does not prescribe specific methodologies for design, configuration management, or quality assurance. This standard does not require the use of any particular design languages, but establishes requirements on the selection of design languages for use in an SDD. This standard can be applied to the preparation of SDDs captured as paper documents, automated databases, software development tools, or other media.

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