ISO 12207 is a standard that address the process life cycle management of projects and operations for software.
Planning and management needs to achieve project goals and provide value.
ISO 12207 provide a model life cycle but not necessarily the actual business implementation. This in particularly true since its alignment with ISO 15288 2013 version, where the software and system life cycles were aligned with the same titles and standards sub-clauses. Not every business need to use all the processes, so careful interpretation and adjustment from the generic system processes to the real business processes is required. Added value is achieved when the processes also explicitly reduce business risk and Increase business value. Practical process profiles applied to a management system that meets ISO 12207 standard provides value to the enterprise and to their clients by reducing risk and increasing the value of processes and activities.
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