From IEEE Software Engineering Standards Collection:
This standard describes the form and content of a software engineering standards taxonomy. It explains the various types of software engineering standards, their functional and external relationships, and the role of various functions participating in the software life cycle. The taxonomy may be used as a method for planning the development or evaluation of standards for an organisation. It could also serve as a basis for classifying a set of standards or for organising a standards manual.
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