This version of SWEHB is associated with NPR 7150.2B. Click for the latest version of the SWEHB based on NPR7150.2D

This section contains special features and topics which contain material that is broader than any one Software Engineering requirement. Many take the form of how-to's and tutorials for those wishing to learn about the state of software engineering within NASA.


7.01 - History and Overview of the Software Process Improvement (SPI) Effort -- addresses the history of the NASA software improvement efforts to provide a background for the development of this electronic handbook

7.11 - Model Based Development and Auto-generated Code  - addresses guidance for projects that desire to use model based development (MBDS)

7.02 - Classification and Safety-Criticality - aids to help those responsible for determining the software classification and the software safety criticality 7.12 - Qualification of Flight Software - provides guidance in completing the qualification of flight software according to Agency-level requirements contained in the NPR 7150.2

7.03 - Acquisition Guidance - discusses guidance for projects implementing those requirements in NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) 7150.2, NASA Software Engineering Requirements that address software acquisition

7.13 - Transitioning to a Higher Class addresses guidance for projects that desire to transition software from a lower to a higher classification

7.04 - Flowdown of NPR Requirements on Contracts and to Other Centers in Multi-Center Projects- provides suggestions to the software lead for levying the Agency-level requirements contained in NPR 7150.2 to contracts and multi-center projects

7.14 - Implementing Measurement Requirements and Analysis for Projects guidance on software measurement throughout the lifecycle, from the planning stages through implementation stages of collection, analysis and reporting

7.05 - Work Breakdown Structures That Include Software - provides guidance on the development of a work breakdown structure (WBS) for software on projects

7.15 - Relationship Between NPR 7150.2 and NASA-STD-7009 - discusses the relationship to NASA-STD-7009 (Models and Simulation)

7.06 - Software Test Estimation and Testing Levels - provides guiding principles and best practices pertaining to software test estimation and a description of the typical "levels" of testing performed for a software project

7.16 - Appendix C. Requirements Mapping and Compliance Matrix -  Guidance for using the 7150.2 Appendix C Requirements Mapping and Compliance Matrix.

7.07 - Software Architecture Description recommends the kinds of content that should appear in a software architecture description for NASA projects

7.17 - 7150.2B Appendices (Definitions, References, etc.) - content from the Appendices of NPR 7150.2B

7.08 - Maturity of Life-Cycle Products at Milestone Reviews - provides current guidance approved by the NASA Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) for software engineering life cycle products and their maturity level at life cycle reviews

7.18 - Documentation Guidance - provides a set of minimum content guidance for software project plans, reports, and procedures.

7.09 - Entrance and Exit Criteria - focused on the responsibilities of the software engineering community throughout the project life cycle reviews, in the areas of Entrance Criteria, Exit Criteria, and Materials for Review

7.19 - Risk Management Checklists - process whereby the project identifies and tracks threats to the success of the project.

7.10 - Peer Review and Inspections Including Checklists - describes the role of Peer Reviews and Inspections in detecting potential product defects and evaluating defects and tracking solutions integration into the product

7.20 - Assessing - Meets the Intent - assessment via functional groupings of requirements from the NASA standards can be performed 

Assurance and Safety Topics

8.14 - SA Tasking for NPR 7150.2B – Provides users of NPR7150.2B with the updated software assurance and software safety tasking in NASA-STD-8739.8A corresponding to the requirements in NPR 7150.2B

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