ISO/IEC 12207 Updated and Renumbered as ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207

ISO/IEC 12207 has been updated.  Along with the technical updates, the document has been issued under a new publication number, ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207.  This new 1st Edition replaces the old number’s 2008 2nd Edition.  The title remains the same, Systems and software engineering – Software life cycle processes.

Confusion over the document’s number is understandable.  This is a standard that originated at IEEE when it was first released.  Over the years, it has moved to the jurisdiction of ISO/IEC’s Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) in cooperation with IEEE.  So both ISO/IEC and IEEE have released this new document at the same time.  To differentiate the 2 separate editions (as well as price correctly and meet our contractual obligations to each organization), we have the item in our system multiple times.  However, each entry is a bit different.

You’ll find the international edition as ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207, in both paper format and for pdf download.  The IEEE edition is available in paper format as IEEE/ISO/IEC 12207.  It is available for pdf download as IEEE/ISO/IEC 12207-P.  The document is also available as part of our Standards Online cloud enterprise solution.  The standard is identical no matter how you get it.  However, the prices will vary.

Why a new edition for the ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207?  The document needed to be harmonized with the ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 from 2015.  Areas that were creating difficulties were the variations in terminology and the process structure of each.  So this new edition provides a pathway towards a harmonized future, but not forgetting backward compatibility.  It is a technical update and replaces all previous editions.

How will you get your copy of this new update?  Use the Document Center Inc. webstore at www.document-center.com.  Here you can search for and order standards with confidence.  We are an authorized distributor of ISO, IEC, and IEEE publications.  You’ll note that links to the 3 different formats for the publication have already been provided above.

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ISO 10006 for Quality Management of Projects Updated

ISO 10006 has just been updated.  The new 3rd Edition is dated November, 2017.  It’s titled Quality management – Guidelines for quality management in projects.  The new 2017 Edition replaces the 2nd Edition from 2003, which has been technically revised.  The ISO 10006 is a supporting standard.  It provides you with guidance and is not a management system standard.

I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but the new revision was instigated to align this standard with the 2015 Editions of ISO 9000 and ISO 9001.  FYI: the update also supports the 2012 Edition of ISO 21500, on project management.  To help you make the connections between the documents, Annex B is a matrix with the cross references between the ISO 10006, the ISO 9001 and the ISO 21500.

The 42-page ISO 10006 provides you with quality management principles and practices for projects.  You’ll use it for both goals of quality in internal project processes and the quality of the project’s resulting products and/or services.  It doesn’t matter if your organization is small or large.  You’ll just use the level of detail that matches your particular situation.

The document begins with the usual scope, referenced documents, and definition sections.  Clause 4 covers quality management systems in projects.  Next, the management responsibilities for quality are reviewed.  Clauses 6 through 8 provide you with information on other important areas.  These include resource management, product and service realization, and measurement, analysis and on-going improvement.  Annex A is an overview.  Annex B is the matrix we discussed earlier.  And the publication finishes up with a 15-item Bibliography.

To get your copy, you’ll use an authorized ISO distributor like Document Center Inc.  Search for and order the standards you need at our webstore, www.document-center.com.  Here is a direct link to the order page for ISO 10006 for your convenience.  And the standard has been adopted by the European Union as EN ISO 10006.  Expect the EN and its national adoptions to be updated with the new information in the future.

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ISO 9564-1 2017 for PIN security

ISO 9564-1 for personal PIN security has been updated.  The new 4th Edition is available from Document Center Inc. in paper format, for pdf download and as part of our enterprise cloud solution, Standards Online.  The full title of the standard is Financial services – Personal Identification Number (PIN) management and security – Part 1: Basic principles and requirements for PINs in card-based systems.  The new 40-page update replaces the previous 3rd Edition with its Amendment 1, which is now obsolete.

Of course, we are all concerned these days with having our credit and debit cards compromised.  A PIN (Personal Identification Number) system is one tool created for cardholder verification. Used correctly, it should be protected throughout the electronic funds transfer (EFT) cycle.  When we use cards that depend on PINs, we are unaware of the process that actually completes the transaction.  However, there are a number of discrete steps that all involve the use and protection of our PIN and other confidential information.

The ISO 9564-1 provides financial technology firms with the requirements for sound key management in these types of transactions.  And it also includes requirements for proper management of PIN information.  It is specifically designed for use in the retail banking industry and those institutions that partner with those banks to convey customer card information.

As to the updates in the new 4th Edition, the committee notes that the revision is a technical update.  However, further guidance is not provided.  I do want to mention that the ISO 9564-1 has been adopted by the European Union and that the 2017 Edition of EN ISO 9564-1 is now released.

Compliance with this standard will be essential for the industry.  Breaches of banking information create not only financial losses, but also the loss of consumer confidence. No institution should find itself out of compliance with the best practices that the 4th Edition of ISO 9564-1 represents.

That’s where Document Center Inc. comes in.  As an authorized distributor of the ISO standards, we can supply you with copies of the latest editions in a format that best suits your needs. And all purchases come with our “best-in-class” notification service, so you’ll always know when your standards are updated.

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MIL-PRF-38534 Hybrid Microcircuit Specification

MIL-PRF-38534 for hybrid microcircuits has been revised.  The new Revision K is available from Document Center Inc. now.  It’s titled Hybrid Microcircuits, General Specification for.  The performance specification replaced the obsolete MIL-STD-1772 back in 1996.  It’s used for meeting the requirements for hybrid microcircuits used in government procurement.  If you use this specification, you’ll need to meet the new updates by May 15, 2018.

The 175-page MIL-PRF-38534 Revision K covers hybrid microcircuits, multi-chip modules (MCM) and similar devices.  Verification requirements are provided so that the manufacturer can meet applicable performance requirements for U.S. military use.  Appendix A authorizes the use of 1 of 2 listed quality programs to verify compliance.  Also included are the requirements for QML listing (Qualified Manufacturers List).  FYI: The QML information is now maintained in a database by the Department of Defense.

This is an overview document, with detailed specification requirements provided by SMDs (Standard Microcircuit Drawings) and other specifications.  In order to have your products authorized for procurement and for inclusion in products sold to the military, these general requirements must be met.  So Appendix C defines generic performance verifications, Appendix D is on generic performance requirements for non-hermetic device technologies, and so on.

For those of you using the publication, you’ll want to know where the changes in the specification are.  Instead of the usual black lines, asterisks are provided in the margins notating where the changes have been made.  As usual, the document notes that these have been provided as a convenience only.  This means that if there are changes that were not marked, you’ll still be liable if you don’t meet the update.

Of course, you’re going to need this new update, since there are many changes throughout the specification.  Use Document Center Inc. for your purchase.  We provide you with options for delivery format and for payment.  And all standards sales come with our “best-in-class” notification included in the price of the publication.  You can search for and order government standards and other publications at our web store, www.document-center.com.  Here is a link directly to the order page for MIL-PRF-38534.

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ISO/IEC 17025 2017

ISO/IEC 17025, the important calibration standard, has just been updated.  It is titled General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.  The new 3rd Edition from November 1, 2017 is available now from Document Center Inc.  It is a technical revision of the previous 2nd Edition dated 5/15/2005.  This means that the 2nd Edition is obsolete and replaced by the 3rd.

ISO/IEC 17025 contains the requirements that calibration labs have to meet in order to be ISO/IEC certified.  This is the way that calibration labs demonstrate the ability to provide valid results for their customers.  And it is also used to provide competency assurances for cross-border regulatory compliance in international trade.

As with many of our management standards, ISO/IEC 17025 has undergone a transformation with regards to risk management concerns.  With this risk-based approach comes new requirements and modifications for what were formerly prescriptive ones.  The focus on performance-based requirements is one of the primary changes in this new 3rd Edition.

Another big change in the standard is the new flexibility in a number of areas.  These include processes, procedures, documented information and organizational responsibilities.  Again, this is a reflection of the impact of the new ISO 9001 2015 Edition.  Laboratories will be focused on results and flexibility in achieving the goals of competence, impartiality and consistent operations.

FYI:  The word “laboratory” is now part of the definitions section in Clause 3.

No matter the size of your calibration laboratory, you’ll want this new update.  Be sure to purchase your copy from an authorized distributor like Document Center Inc.  You can order with confidence at our secure web store, www.document-center.com.  Here is a direct link to the order page for ISO/IEC 17025 for your convenience.

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IEC TR 63097 – Roadmap for Energy Smart Grid Standards

IEC TR 63097, the Smart grid standardization roadmap, has just been released.  It’s a new 320-page Technical Report outlining the way forward in developing the smart power grid.  Companies need to prepare for the long-term impact of technology and interconnectivity.  Without widespread adoption of compatible standards, the development of next level power grid applications will not be possible.

IEC TR 63097 is an example of the importance of standards development supporting technology advances.  This model of setting standards in advance of technical product development and implementation springs from the telecommunications industry.  With ITU in the lead, that industry has been setting global requirements prior to actually providing products and services.  This is quite unlike the traditional standards process, where standardization is the final step in the process.

In any sector facing rapid technological changes, a common question is “What standards should I be using?”  The IEC TR 63097 provides you with guidelines to select the most appropriate set of standards and specifications supporting the smart grid.  However, in some cases, those standards have yet to be completed.

So what will you find in the IEC TR 63097?  The document begins with the usual scope, referenced documents and definition sections.  Then it discusses the Smart Grid context, including drivers and definitions of the Smart Grid itself.  The bulk of the text of the standard is contained in Clause 5.  It’s divided into 10 sections, each on a specific area of concern.  These may be general, like Clause 5.1 with its high-level summary or 5.2 on the general framework.  Other sections present information like the use of the Smart Grid standards map, use cases, interoperability, expected evolutions, cross-cutting technologies, and standards for specific areas relating to smart grids.

There are 2 Annexes.  Annex A consists of a series of tables, presenting a list of standards on the left and the technical areas covered by each standard on the right.  Annex B covers core IEC Standards for smart grids.  Each standard or standard series is reviewed with text and figures (like graphs and the like).  These Annexes are informative only, but of great assistance to the user.

To get your copy, you’ll follow IEC’s instructions to purchase from an authorized distributor like Document Center Inc.  Our webstore at www.document-center.com has been selling the IEC standards under license agreement since the 1993.  Here is a direct link to the order page for IEC TR 63097 for your convenience.

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ISO/IEC 27019 – IT Security for Energy Utilities

ISO/IEC 27019 has just been released.  The new standard is titled Information technology – Security techniques – Information security management guidelines based on ISO/IEC 27002 for process control systems specific to the energy utility industry.  It is the revision and upgrade of the ISO/IEC TR 27019, which is now obsolete.

If you worry about the security of our energy sector (and I do), you’ll be glad that this standard has reached this landmark “standard” status.  The previous edition was a Technical Report, which doesn’t carry the same weight as a standard.  Also of note is the expansion of the scope of the document to include the energy oil sector.

The standard itself provides principles based on the ISO/IEC 27002, Code of practice for information security controls.  This new 2017 Edition of the ISO/IEC 27019 references the 2013 Edition of the Code.  You’ll use it for information security management for process control systems in this sector.  So much of the information requirements of the energy utility industry center on process control functions.  So you can see that security for this data is essential.

The standard is organized in the usual fashion, with the scope, references, and definition clauses to start.  Next you’ll find a section on the structure of the standard.  The next clauses cover information security policies, the organization of information security, and human resource security.  The standard then covers asset management, access control, and cryptography.  Of course, physical and environmental security are important and included in Clause 11.  Clause 12 and 13 address operational and communications security.  Next, system acquisition, development and maintenance requirements are covered.  Clause 15 is on supplier relationships and 14 covers incident management.  The final 2 Clauses are on information security aspects of business continuity management and compliance.

The 44 page standard has a required Annex A on energy utility industry specific reference control objectives and controls.  And a 10-item bibliography is provided at the end of the document.

You’ll use an authorized distributor like Document Center Inc. for your purchase.  You can search for and order standards at our webstore, www.document-center.com.  Here is a direct link to the order page for the ISO/IEC 27019 for your convenience.

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JESD 69 Updated for Silicon Device Qualification Information

JESD 69, Information Requirements for the Qualification of Silicon Devices, has just been updated.  The new Revision C is available from Document Center Inc. now in both paper format and for pdf download.  It provides both suppliers and customers with the minimum requirements for information provided for the device qualification package (for silicon devices).

What is this about?  It’s information on a specific set of data elements that describe a particular device.  This includes the test results of a supplier’s qualification efforts.  Of course, the tests a supplier uses may vary from device to device.  The standard does not include specific information on what tests must be done for any particular device.

For those of you already using this standard, you’ll want to know what the changes are since you may need to change your protocols.  The JEDEC committee in charge of the JESD 69 has provided us with a synopsis of the updates.  You’ll find them in Annex A.  Now the previous Revision B (from October 2007) is obsolete with the release of this technical update.  So an understanding of the new requirements is essential.

First of all, you’ll notice that the word “component” has been replaced with the term “device.”  There are references to more standards in this new update.  Clause 3 has additional clarification of items to be included in the report.  Clauses 3D and 3F have also been revised.

Now to get your copy of this new JESD 69 Revision C.  Head to the Document Center Inc. webstore at www.document-center.com.  There you will find all standards from JEDEC, since we are an authorized distributor of these publications.  Historical editions are also available.  Here is a direct link to the order page for the JESD 69 for your convenience.

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CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment Issued

CISPR 16-1-2, Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods – Part 1-2: Radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus – Coupling devices for conducted disturbance measurements, has been amended.  The new CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment 1 is available from Document Center Inc. now.  You can also get a consolidated edition which combines the Edition 2.0 with this new material in a red-line format.

When standards get amended, the technical content is usually changed.  So here at Document Center Inc. we always encourage you to keep up with both new Editions and with Amendments and other correcting publications.  For this new CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment, changes have been made throughout the document.

You’ll find new definitions and abbreviations.  Section 4 on artificial mains networks has also been modified, including a new title for the section.  Tables 8 and 9 are also updated.  And Annex A has also been renamed.  Changes occur in the Annex to support the expanded scope of the material.  Additionally, a new Annex K has been added.  This is a “normative” Annex, meaning that you must comply with the material in this section.  It’s title is “Measurement of Δ-AN parameters.”

If you do purchase the new Amendment 1 for Edition 2.0, you’ll notice that it is 26 pages long.  However, the first half of the publication is in English and then the second half is in French.  The consolidated edition also follows this convention.

FYI: The consolidated (red-line) edition is purchased by many of our customers, since it provides both an integrated text and clearly marked changes.  But you should know that if there’s a dispute about your use of a standard like this, you’ll need to use the original Edition 2.0 and the Amendment 1 documents.  The consolidated editions are not considered to be the legally binding copies.

Now to get your updates.  IEC reminds you to use an authorized distributor like Document Center Inc. for your purchases.  You can search for and order at our webstore, www.document-center.com.  Here’s direct links to the order page for CISPR 16-1-2 Amendment 1 and to the order page for the CISPR 16-1-2 Consolidated Edition for your convenience.

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ISO 9241-125 – Human Factors for Information Presentation

ISO 9241-125 has recently been released.  This new standard is titled Ergonomics of human-system interaction – Part 125: Guidance on visual presentation of information.  And it has just been adopted for use by the European Union.  You can get your copies now from Document Center Inc.

The ISO 9241-125, along with the ISO 9241-112, replace the ISO 9241-12 (which is now obsolete).  It is intended to be used by user interface designers, project managers responsible for the development process, and both buyers and end users.  It may be used as a reference in the procurement process.  And it should result in better “interface style guides” for industry.

Consistent interface presentation of information results in an easier time for users of software and hardware products.  Well-designed interfaces take into account human perception and memory limitations.  So the standard addresses a wide range of interface issues like color, the structure of information and so on.

It begins with the usual scope, referenced documents, and definition sections.  Then Clause 4 reviews the application of the standard, covering general guidance on broad concerns when presenting visual information.  Clause 5, for visual structuring, includes information on sequencing, density, functional groupings and labeling, and so on.  Next Clause 6 provides you with information on user interface elements you can use to organize information  This includes things like item numbering, the use of tables and windows, and the like.

Graphical objects are covered in Clause 7.  These are elements like the cursor, icons, and so on.  The next section, Clause 8, is on coding techniques.  This is a reference to the use of codes like “US” and “CN” to replace country names, and other acronyms and symbols.  Clause 9 covers the use of color.  A 13-item bibliography concludes this 50 page standard.

Human factors have an important role to play in your product design for the presentation of information.  This standard will be of great value to those of you tasked with this challenge.  To get your copy, choose an authorized distributor of ISO standards like Document Center Inc.  You can use our webstore at www.document-center.com to search for and order your ISO standards.  Here is a direct link to the order page for ISO 9241-125 for your convenience.

Our website is also quite useful for finding standards on various topics.  One helpful tool is our list of standards by international classification codes.  Here is a link to the page for our List of Standards on Ergonomics.

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