This site is under development. You can follow the navigation above to explore the site. If you have any questions, please contact Jon Verville at 301-286-8741.
We are glad you have come to the NASA Software Engineering Handbook site. The purpose of this site is to provide key insights to you, a Software Engineering professional. We plan on two phases of release: the first with 30% material in February 2011, and with 80% material in October 2011.
To view a presentation that was given on the handbook development to the Software Engineering Working Group in August 2010, [click here|^7150handbook-swgf2f-_jonv_REV-C.ppt].
The Software Engineering handbook will have two components. A PDF/printable version for those who wish to use the material in a more traditional way. We are also developing this web version as an interactive and dynamic version of the same material. We plan on utilizing web technologies, such as tagging (folksonomies), social commenting, and web editability and versioning to enhance the experience of what a paperback handbook provides.
Already, we are accepting comments at the very bottom of this page. You may leave an anonymous comment, but please use responsibly and according to the [Code of Conduct].
There are a total of 37 special topics which will be chapters within the handbook. You can click on the third tab (features and topics) above to view what topics exist so far in the handbook. A partial list is as follows:
7.1 - 7150.2A Definitions & References, 7.2 - Classification Tool and Safety Critical Assessment Tool, 7.3 - Lifecycle Management, 7.4 - Entrance / Exit Criteria for 7150.2A, 7.5 - Documentation Products Maturity (List of material maturity by phase of mission), 7.6-8 - 7150.2A's Traceability to Other NPRs, 7.9 - Software Acquisition, 7.10 - P(Center) Guidance, 7.11 - Use of COTS, GOTS, MOTS, 7.12 - Flow down of NPR requirements on contracts and to other centers in multi center projects, 7.13 - Present requirements by class and include safety critical and assurance requirements, 7.14 - Overview and history of the SPI effort, 7.15 - Peer review and inspections including checklists, 7.16 - Transitioning to a higher class, 7.17 - Explanation of enforcement of NPR requirements, 7.18 - Compliance matrices
The NASA Software Engineering standards are laid out in the NPR 7150.2A document (click here to view it on the web). Within the document, there are requirements numbering up to 130. You can click the second tab (requirements guidance) above to view what guidance exists so far in the handbook. We will be producing material for each of these requirements in the following areas: Guidance, Rationale, Tools Available, Links, and Guidance for Small Projects.