Overlaps in IEEE SPMP SCMP and SQAP
I am trying to setup a number of document templates to be used in my organization for software projects. As a basis, I have choosen the IEEE recommendations for project plans, quality assurance plans and config. management plans.
As I understand, all three are complementary with the SPMP being the "root" of all initial project documents. I looked through the standards and also through a lot of sample documents and am now irritated by the apparent overlaps between the documents.
For example: the SPMP has a section to describe the project's organization including responsabilities. I would normally assume that all project roles and team members should be listed there. Now the SQAP and the SCMP also have sections for the organization. Why? I cannot figure out a situation where this would make sense.
Furthermore, the SPMP has a section for risk management, so does the SQAP.
There are a lot of overlaps between the three documents. Did I miss some important point is the proper way to put everything in the SPMP and then have the overlap sections in SQAP and SCMP refer to the SPMP?
Thanks for any input.
Re: Overlaps in IEEE SPMP SCMP and SQAP
I would first gently question your decision to base your documents on the IEEE standards. (I have said that as nicely as possible, because I would like to avoid what British schoolboys call a bun fight. Can you take a hint?) Look up the recent threads in this forum on another standard, IEEE 829.
I suggest you ask the members of this forum if they ae using the standards you mentioned, if so how they like them, and what alternative sources the members would recommend.
Good luck, Ross