(info) 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.

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7.1 - 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

7.10 - 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

7.2 - Classification Tool and Safety-Critical Assessment Tool - interactive tools to aid those responsible for determining the software classification and the software safety criticality

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

7.3 - Acquisition Guidance - guidance for implementing acquisition, intended for all persons responsible through the process, from the planning stages through contract closeout

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

7.4 - 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

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

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

7.6 - 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

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

7.7 - Software Architecture Descriptionrecommends the kinds of content that should appear in a software architecture description for NASA projects

7.16 - Traceability of 7150.2 to Other NPRs and NASA-STDs - Mapping of 7150.2 to 7120.4D, 7123.1A, 7120.5D, NASA-STD-8739.8, NASA-STD-8719.13B

7.8 - 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

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

7.9 - 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