Semi-Annual Status Of P1016 WG - 1 February 2002

Item 1. P1016 PAR Approval - The PAR, which was submitted to SESC 7 November 2001, will be considered by NesCom at their March 2002 meeting.

Item 2. Project Plan - The SESC Executive Committee reviewed the project plan 7 November 2001 and their comments were addressed in the new baseline version (20 November 2001). The plan stands approved as amended on 20 November 2001.

Item 3. Fourth draft of P1016 - Action items from the 27 January Meeting are being incorporated into d0.4. and will be released on 14 February 2002.

Item 4. Next face to face meeting is at Georgia Southern University near Savannah. Videoconferencing will be available at the Georgia meeting. The plan is to have a draft each month until March 2002 when d0.5 will be released to our reviewer list for comments.

Item 5. Harmonization - Scope was defined for P1016 in part by 12207.0 activities and SWEBOK tasks. No conflicts arose between P1016 and 12207.0, 12207.1 and the SWEBOK. Therefore P1016 is in compliance with both IEEE/EIA 12207.0 and the SWEBOK. Based on a management board request, which was accepted and incorporated into the Project Plan, only upward harmonization from IEEE/EIA 12207.0, IEEE/EIA 12207.1 and SWEBOK to P1016 will occur. Downward harmonization will not occur until after IEEE Std 1016 is published and is adopted by the user community and a consensus is reached among this community.

Basil A. Sherlund
P1016 WG Chair
Software Design Descriptions