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.
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