Weekly Status OF P1016 WG - 30 November 2001

Item 1. P1016 PAR Approval - The PAR will be considered by NesCom at their March 2002 meeting. Work on the draft standard can proceed without NesCom approval of the PAR.

Item 2. Project Plan - The SESC Executive Committee reviewed the project plan and their comments were addressed in the new baseline version (20 November 2001). There are no outstanding comments therefore the proviso has been satisfied and the plan stands approved as amended on 20 November 2001.

Item 3. First draft of P1016 - The focus of the group has now shifted to the drafts of the standard. Action items from the 18 November Meeting were due from the participants on 29 November 2001. The editor is incorporating comments into d0.1 and will release d0.2 to the working group participants 3 December 2001. The next meeting is 16 December in Detroit and I will have Videoconferencing capabilities. On January 20-21, 2002 Dr J will host a meeting at Georgia Southern University near Savanna. No 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 4. 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 as a result of the 18 November 2001 meeting. 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.

Item 5. Organization - A call for participants and reviewers was published in the IEEE-SA Newsletter on 29 November 2001. Since that time, two days, we have one new participant Christopher M. Cooke, welcome Christopher, and we have a total of 23 reviewers, approximately 15 reviewers have been added as a result of the Newsletter article by IEEE-SA.

Item 6. The website was updated (11/20/2001).

Basil A. Sherlund
P1016 WG Chair
Software Design Descriptions