ISO 15288 is a standard that address the process life cycle management of projects and operations for systems, not just software.
Planning and management needs to achieve project goals and provide value.
It also needs to reduce risk of not achieving the goals.
- ISO 15288 provides a generic system life cycle
- 26 processes covering the common, generic sets of activities that occur in systems projects with systematic process interactions
ISO 15288 provide a model life cycle but not necessarily the actual business implementation. This requires careful interpretation and adjustment from the generic system processes to the real business processes. Added value is achieved when the processes also explicitly reduce business risk. Practical process profiles applied to a management system that meets ISO 15288 standard provides value to the enterprise and to their clients by reducing risk and increasing the value of processes and activities.
We are experts in ISO 15288 and using ISO 15504 Part 6.1 to do process assessments for ISO 15288.
ISO 15288 was revised in 2013. There is a new process landscape with additional processes as shown in the diagram below. To aid the concurrent use of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207, corresponding processes of Clause 6 have the same subclause number. Users of both ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 should be sure to consider the distinct explanations and notes in each specific process.
This new revision of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 is the product of a coordinated effort by IEEE and ISO/IEC JTC
1/SC 7. The base documents for the revision included the ISO/IEC standard and informative material from the 2004 IEEE adoption. Development of this revision was carefully coordinated with the parallel revision of ISO/IEC 12207:2008 to align structure, terms, and corresponding organizational and project processes.
Currently no clients have been requested to use the new standard. Should you be requested to use the standard, contact us about tailoring its use.