{table:style=width:100%;border:1px solid #aaa;padding:3px;border-radius:5px;background:#eaeada}{tr}{td:valign=top}{menuicon:about}{td}{td}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.{td}{tr}{table}

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* [7.1 - History and Overview of the Software Process Improvement (SPI) Effort|7.1 - History and Overview of the Software Process Improvement (SPI) Effort] - addresses the history of the NASA software improvement efforts and an overview of recent activities to provide a background and impetus for the development of this electronic handbook
* [7.2 - Classification Tool and Safety-Critical Assessment Tool|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
* [7.3 - Acquisition Guidance|7.3 - Acquisition Guidance] \- guidance for projects implementing requirements in NPR 7150.2 that address software acquisition. This guidance is intended for all persons responsible for the software acquisition process, from the planning stages through contract closeout
* [7.4 - Flowdown of NPR Requirements on Contracts and to Other Centers in Multi-Center Projects|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
* [7.5 - Work Breakdown Structures That Include Software|7.5 - Work Breakdown Structures That Include Software] - provides guidance on the development of a work breakdown structure (WBS) for software on projects
* [7.6 - Software Test Estimation and Testing Levels|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
* [7.7 - Software Architecture Description|7.7 - Software Architecture Description]
* [7.8 - Maturity of Life Cycle Products at Milestone Reviews|7.8 - Maturity of Life Cycle Products at Milestone Reviews]
* [7.9 - Entrance and Exit Criteria|7.9 - Entrance and Exit Criteria]
* [7.10 - Peer Review and Inspections Including Checklists|7.10 - Peer Review and Inspections Including Checklists]
* [7.11 - Model Based Development and Auto-generated Code|7.11 - Model Based Development and Auto-generated Code]
* [7.12 - Qualification of Flight Software|7.12 - Qualification of Flight Software]
* [7.13 - Transitioning to a Higher Class|7.13 - Transitioning to a Higher Class]
* [7.14 - Implementing Measurement Requirements and Analysis for Projects|7.14 - Implementing Measurement Requirements and Analysis for Projects]
* [7.15 - Relationship Between NPR 7150.2 and NASA-STD-7009|7.15 - Relationship Between NPR 7150.2 and NASA-STD-7009] - discusses the relationship to NASA-STD-7009 (Models and Simulation)
* [7.16 - Traceability of 7150.2 to Other NPRs and NASA-STDs|7.16 - Traceability of 7150.2 to Other NPRs and NASA-STDs]
* [7.17 - 7150.2A Appendices (Definitions, References, etc.)|7.17 - 7150.2A Appendices (Definitions, References, etc.)]


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