Accession Number:

ADA465950

Title:

+SAFE, V1.2: A Safety Extension to CMMI-DEV, V1.2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

SAFE is an extension to CMMI for Development CMMI-DEV that covers safety management and safety engineering. SAFE supplements CMMI-DEV with two additional process areas that provide a basis for appraising or improving an organizations processes for providing safety-critical products. Developing such products requires specialized processes, skills, and experience. SAFE is designed to identify safety strengths and weaknesses and to address identified weaknesses early in the acquisition process. SAFE was designed to reduce the dependence of CMMI appraisers on safety domain expertise. This extension was developed for standalone use. It is not intended to be embedded in a CMMI model document, nor does it rely on any specific safety standards. However, there are intentional overlaps with CMMI model content and some safety standards. Since SAFE is an extension of CMMI, it adopts the same assumptions, model structure, conventions, and terminology as CMMI and is affected by the general process-area and capability-level interactions inherent in CMMI. This technical report describes the SAFE extension and how to use it to appraise an organizations capability in developing, sustaining, maintaining, and managing safety-critical products.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE