20130425 Inside International Standards a Contributor's Perspective, Dr. Rory O'Connor


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20130425 Inside International Standards a Contributor's Perspective, Dr. Rory O'Connor

  1. 1. 25/04/2013   1   Lero©  2013   Inside  Interna+onal  Standards:   A  Contributor's  Perspec+ve     Dr.  Rory  O’Connor   Lero  and  DCU   www.roryoconnor.com   Lero©  2013   Who  am  I?   •  Senior  Lecturer  in  the  School  of  Compu=ng,  Dublin  City   University   •  Senior  Researcher  with  Lero,  The  Irish  SoIware  Engineering   Research  Centre   •  Convenor  Ireland  mirror  commiLee  of  ISO/IEC  JTC1/SC7     •  Member  NSAI’s  ICT  Standards  Consulta=ve  CommiLee   •  Member  of  the  ISO/IEC  JTC1/SC7/  Working  Group  24  on  Lifecycle   Profiles  for  VSE  (Very  Small  Enterprises)   •  Editor,  ISO/IEC  29110-­‐2:2011  SoIware  engineering  lifecycle  profiles     www.roryoconnor.com  
  2. 2. 25/04/2013   2   Lero©  2013   3 Lero’s  Mission   •  Lero  will  enhance  the  quality  and   compe==veness  of  the  soIware  industry  in   Ireland  through  shared  projects,  knowledge   transfer  and  educa=on   •  Lero  will  deliver  world-­‐leading  research  in   soIware  engineering  with  a  special   emphasis  on  Evolving  Cri=cal  Systems     Lero©  2013   4 Lero:  a  Na=onal  Centre   Dublin  City  University   NUI  Galway   University  of  Limerick   Dundalk  IT   Trinity  College  Dublin   University  College  Dublin   Lero  was  founded  in  2005  with   funding  from  SFI  and  other   sources  covering  the  period   2006-­‐2015  .     Over  30  academics,  20+   Research  Fellows  &  Postdocs   and  70+  PhD  students    
  3. 3. 25/04/2013   3   Lero©  2013   Industry  Network   5   Lero©  2013   Collabora=on  with  Industry   We  Offer…   §  Well  defined  research  focus     §  Complementary  backgrounds  (industry  and  research)   §  Established  exper=se   We  Seek…   §  Strategic  alignment  with  key  industrial  partners  in  research  areas  of   mutual  interest   §  Close  co-­‐opera=on  to  solve  industrial  short  and  long  term  problems     §  Bilateral  research  projects   §  Access  to  challenging  real  world  problems   6  
  4. 4. 25/04/2013   4   Lero©  2013   Why  Standards?   International standards have become, at the same time, the price of admission to the global economy and the glue holding it together. Adherence to the standards is a condition of entry to the World Trade Organization. And as the global economy grows, so do they.    Daniel  Altman   Business  writer  and  commentator     The  Economist,  The  Interna@onal  Herald  Tribune,  and  The  New  York  Times   Lero©  2013   Get  Involved  
  5. 5. 25/04/2013   5   Lero©  2013   Why  get  involved  in  standards  development?     •  One  of  the  strengths  of  standards  is  that  they   are  created  by  the  people  that  need  them.   •  Industry  experts  drive  all  aspects  of  the   standard  development  process,  from  deciding   whether  a  new  standard  is  needed  to  defining   all  the  technical  content.     •  Gegng  involved  in  this  process  can  bring   significant  advantages  to  your  business.   Lero©  2013   Is  your  voice  heard?   •  When  it  comes  to  developing  standards,   you’re  either  at  the  table…  or  you’re  on   the  menu   – Influence  the  standards  that  affect  you   – Be  recognized  for  your  contribu=ons   – Connect  with  poten=al  customers  and   suppliers  
  6. 6. 25/04/2013   6   Lero©  2013   Views  from  industry   For us the benefits [of participating in the development of standards] are twofold. First we bring our experience and expertise to the table. And second, we thereby ensure that our interests gain attention.   Wolfgang  Grosse   Head  of  Environment  &  Sustainability   Bayer  AG     Lero©  2013   Views  from  industry   The payoff for engaging in standards work is greater than many small business people realize. For a company like Baltic Safety, it’s essential to get involved so we can get started early with our planning for future projects.    Per  Frode   CEO   Bal@c  Safety  Products    
  7. 7. 25/04/2013   7   Lero©  2013   •  Don’t  develop  your  standards  at  the  kids   table   – Accredited,  interna=onally  recognized   – Proven  track  record   – Rules  that  protect  a  level  playing  field   Is  your  voice  heard?   Lero©  2013   Who  is  the  ISO?   •  Interna=onal  Organiza=on  for  Standardiza=on  is   the  world's  largest  developer  of  Interna=onal   Standards   •  ISO  is  a  non-­‐governmental  network  of  the   na=onal  standards  ins=tutes  of  162  countries,   one  member  per  country   •  This  enables  ISO  to  reach  a  consensus  on   solu=ons  that  meet  both  the  requirements  of   business  and  society   •  One  country  =  one  vote  
  8. 8. 25/04/2013   8   Lero©  2013   ISO/IEC  Domains  covered  in  ICT   Project Management Computer Sciences and Engineering Dependability Engineering (IEC TC 56) Safety (IEC TC65), Security, other mission-critical Industrial Engineering Quality Management (ISO TC 176) APPLICATION DOMAINS (many TCs) SOFTWARE and SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Lero©  2013   How  ISO  standards  are  developed?   •  The  na=onal  delega=ons  of  experts  of  a   commiLee  meet  to  discuss,  debate  and   argue  un=l  they  reach  consensus  on  a   draI  agreement   •  The  resul=ng  document  is  circulated  as  a   DraI  Interna=onal  Standard  (DIS)  to  all   ISO's  member  bodies  for  vo=ng  and   comment   •  If  the  vo=ng  is  in  favor,  the  document,   with  eventual  modifica=ons,  is  circulated   to  the  ISO  members  as  a  Final  DraI   Interna=onal  Standard  (FDIS)  
  9. 9. 25/04/2013   9   Lero©  2013   Who  develops  ISO  standards?   •  ISO  standards  are  developed  by  groups  of   experts,  within  technical  commiLees  (TCs).     •  TCs  are  made  up  of  representa=ves  of   industry,  NGOs,  governments  and  other   stakeholders,  who  are  put  forward  by  ISO’s   members.   •  ISO  has  over  250  technical  commiLees.   Lero©  2013   My  “Standards”  Story  
  10. 10. 25/04/2013   10   Lero©  2013   My  standards  engagement   •  Standards  Bodies   –  Mainly  ISO   •  Nature  of  engagement   –  SC7  convenor  of  mirror  comiLee   –  Editor/contributor  ISO/IEC  29110  (VSE),  ISO/IEC  15504   (SPICE),  ISO/IEC  12207,  IEC  62304  and  more…   •  Areas   –  SoIware  process,  process  assessment,  cer=fica=on,   soIware  quality,  soIware  tes=ng,  governance,  cloud   compu=ng   •  Industry  sectors   –  SoIware  development  in  general  and  medical  device   soIware  development   Lero©  2013   What  I  actually  do?   •  ALend  ISO  mee=ngs  (2+  =mes  per  year)   •  Par=cipate  in  discussion  groups   •  Contribute  to  standards  development   •  Edit  standards  documents   •  Keep  a  watching  eye  on  a  range  of  soIware   engineering  standards   •  Brief  /  advise  NSAI   •  Keep  interested  par=es  informed   •  Talk  at  event  like  this   •  And  lots  more…  
  11. 11. 25/04/2013   11   Lero©  2013   Get  Involved   Lero©  2013   How  do  I  get  involved?   •  Talk  to  NSAI  and/or  delegates  such  as  me