Software developers and software purchaser can both benefit from the use of this standard as it provides guidance in how to apply the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 to all phases of the life cycle of computer software.
For developer, it helps to ensure that a software life cycle approach is used to develop quality software and the guidance points to relevant support to do so.
For purchasers of software, this standard identifies the issues which should be monitored and addressed since the quality of software is dependent on the quality of the processes used to develop it.
This standard can be applied to an organization's Quality Management System (QMS), to a single project, or to the services supporting software products.
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