Last Updated:
2008-09-18

 

ORGANISATION

Sub-Committee Seven (SC7) is part of the Joint Technical Committee One (JTC 1) of ISO and IEC responsible for the elaboration of Information Technology standards.

Click here for the JTC 1/SC7 History.

Click here for the JTC 1/SC7 Organisation Chart.

JTC 1/SC7 is presided by a Chair and administered and supported by a Secretariat:

JTC1/SC7 Chair JTC1/SC7 Secretariat
  Standards Council of Canada c/o

François Coallier
Department of IT and Software Engineering
École de technologie supérieure
1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3C 1K3

 

Tel. +1 514 396 8637
Fax. +1 514 396 8405
chair@jtc1-sc7.org

Witold Suryn
Department of IT and Software Engineering
École de technologie supérieure
1100, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3C 1K3

 

Tel. +1 514 396 865h2
Fax. +1 514 396 8405
secretariat@jtc1-sc7.org

Standards development and maintenance projects are assigned to Working Groups (WG) presided by Conveners.

The following WG (ranked by seniority) to are presently active:

WG  SCOPE CONVENER WEB SITE
2 Development of standards for the documentation of software and systems. Richard Hodgkinson UK

 

YES
4 Development of standards and technical reports for tools and Computer Aided Software/System Engineering (CASE) environments D. Lee - Korea

 

YES
6 Development of standards and technical reports for software products evaluation and metrics for software products & processes. Motoei Azuma - Japan

(2002 - N2335)

 
7 Development of standards and technical reports on Life Cycle Management. Anatol Kark - Canada

 

YES
10 Development of standards and guidelines covering methods, practices and application of process assessment in software product procurement, development, delivery, operation, evolution and related service support. Alec Dorling - UK

 

YES
19

The development of standards to enable the integration of business and IT system specifications, and to facilitate the provision of software and system engineering tools and techniques to implement information systems.

Fundamental to this objective is the recognition that information systems must be realized in an environment where data and processing are distributed across heterogeneous IT resources and multiple organizational domains.

Notes:

In accordance with this objective, WG19 is responsible for standards for rigorously specifying information systems covering:

  1. architectural frameworks for distributed processing systems, defining the structure of system specifications for both complete systems and for specific areas such as naming, security and conformance assessment;
  2. metadata and representations of data for communication by both humans and machines, and the definition of the corresponding interfaces, such as data interchange formats;
  3.  modeling languages for expressing specifications of systems and their integration and distribution, and rules for relating different specifications;
  4. functions to support distributed system operation;

It ensures the evolution of the standards portfolio by:

a.    developing standards and technical reports;

b.    facilitating the processing of PAS and Fast-Track documents in its areas of work;

c.    providing the focal point for collaborative work with OMG and ITU-T on its areas of work, and with other organizations if required (e.g. IEEE).

Jean Bérubé - Canada YES
20 Software and Systems Bodies of Knowledge and Professionalization. Juan Garbajosa - Spain SWEBOK
21 Software Asset Management Process standards development. David Bicket - UK

 

YES
22 Software and Systems Engineering Consolidated Vocabulary. Annette Reilly - USA

 

 
23 Systems Quality Management. Shigenobu Katoh - Japan

 

YES
24 Software Life Cycles for Very Small Enterprises. Tanin Uthayanaka -  Thailand

 

 
25 IT Services Management. Jenny Dugmore -  UK

 

 
42 Architecture Johan H Bendz -  Sweden

 

YES
26 Software Testing. Dr Stuart Reid - UK

 

 
1A

IS Governance Frameworks and Systems

Alison Holt -  New Zealand

 

 
JWG with ISO/TC159/SC4 Common Industry Format for Usability M.F. Theofanos - USA  

Two Special Working Groups (SWG) have been created to handle Business Planning and Architecture:

SWG1 Business Planning Group
Convener François Coallier - SC7 Chairman
 
Scope:
  1. Support the Chair in the elaboration of directions and policies.

  2. Assist the chair in the prompt resolution of issues.

  3. Propose update to the JTC1/SC7 business plans and procedures.

  4. Propose updates to JTC1/SC7 communications function.

  5. Prepare procedures and organization responsibilities to ensure an integrated strategy planning, business planning, and management systems for JTC1/SC7.
     

Members:
  • Mr Anukul Tamprasirt (Thailand)

  • Dr. Annette Reilly (USA)
  • Mr Jean Bérubé (Canada)

  • Dr. Y. Yamamoto (Japan)

  • Dr. Dan Lee (Korea)

  • Prof. Alastair Walker (South Africa)

  • Mr. Risto Nevalainen (Finland)

  • Mr. Antonio Coletta (Italy)

 

SWG5 Standards Management Group
Chairman

Convener

François Coallier - SC7 Chairman

Cheryl Jones - USA

Scope:
  1. Elaborate and Maintain JTC1/SC7 Architecture standing documents

  2. Provide counsel to JTC1/SC7 Conveners and editors on standards architecture and vocabulary consistency issues

  3. Recommend to JTC1/SC7 standard maintenance strategies

  4. Report on its activities to the JTC1/SC7 BPG and AG

  5. Include in its scope the IEEE systems and software engineering standards collection
     

Members:
  • Kiyoshi Ogawa (Japan)
  • Garry Roedler (USA)
  • Bud Lawson (Sweden, INCOSE)
  • Terry Rout (Australia)
  • James Moore (IEEE-CS)
  • Peter Fagg (UK)
  • Serge Oligny (Canada)
  • Dennis Max Shanahan (ISACA)*
  • Ravenelle (itSMF)

*Conditionnal to the endorsement of the C liaisons by JTC 1.


The following Advisory Groups is currently active:

 
  Life Cycle Process Harmonization Advisory Group (LCPHAG)

Co-Chairs

Cheryl Jones (SWG 5) and Terry Doran (USA)

Terms of Reference:

JTC 1/SC 7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a Life Cycle Process Harmonization Advisory Group (LCPHAG) to perform an architectural analysis and recommended framework for an integrated set of process standards in software and IT systems domains.

The LCPAAG shall work in cooperation with SWG5.

The Advisory Group shall make recommendations regarding the future content, structure and relationships of ISO/IEC 12207, ISO/IEC 15288 and their guides as well as other related SC 7 documents. LCPAAG should also consider the issues related to a possible process repository and associated issue by electronic publishing of the SC 7 Standards. The Group shall consult with and contain members from SWG 5, WG 10, WG 25, IEEE CS, INCOSE, and other interested organizations. The LCPHAG shall carefully consider and respond to the recommendation of the WG 7 Study Group presented in the document WG 7 N1103 “Strategy for Integration Phase of the Harmonization Project” and liaise with other stakeholders within ISO and IEC.

A preliminary project plan is contained in SC 7 Nxxxx. A detailed plan for the first year will be presented at the Interim meeting in 2008.

Contributions to the study group are invited from National Bodies and Liaison organizations that choose to contribute.

The Advisory Group shall submit a final report by 2011-03-31 at which point it will be disbanded.

The Advisory Group shall submit interim reports to SC 7 at each SC 7 Plenary meeting. The group is authorized to conduct its work by correspondence, telephone conferencing, web conferencing and meetings.

Members:

Its membership shall consist of the Editorial Team for the current revisions of 12207/15288/24748) i.e. •

  • James Moore (IEEE)
  • Garry Roedler (USA)
  • Dick Kitterman (INCOSE)
  • Dennis Ahern (USA)
  • Johan Amsenga (ZAF)

as well as:

  • Robert Kormanak (Slovakia)
  • Noritoshi Murakami (Japan)
  • Matthew Young (AUS)
  • Melanie Cheong (South Africa, WG 25 subject to agreement)
  • Jonathan Earthy (UK, TC 159/SC4)

Additional members can be added until 2008-07-15. Nominations must be sent to the Chair of the Advisory Group.


 Two Liaison Groups have been created to support liaison officers:

 
 

SLG 1: Liaison to ISO TC22 SC3 WG16

Chair

Kiyoshi Ogawa (Japan)

Terms of Reference:

JTC 1/SC 7 establishes a Special Liaison Group (SLG1) to support its liaison officers to ISO TC22 SC3 WG16 with the mandate to:

  1. advise its liaison officers on approach towards the liaison
  2. assist its liaison officers in the prompt resolution of issues
  3. assist in the review and of relevant ISO 26262 WDs and balloting documents relevant to SC7 program of work
  4. encourage and establish where possible alignment of ISO 26262 processes with SC7 system and software lifecycle processes and process capability assessment to provide consistent standards
  5. issue at least once a year liaison statement(s) and/or reports to ISO TC22 SC3 WG16
Members:

The SLG 1 membership shall be composed of:

  • Mr Kiyoshi Ogawa (Japan)
  • Mr. Antonio Coletta (Italy)
  • Prof Bernd Hindel (Germany)
  • Mr Alec Dorling (UK)
  • Mr Fabrizzio Fabrini (Italy)
  • Risto Nevalainen (Finland)

 

 
 

SLG 2: Liaison to JTC 1 SC27

Chair

Mr. Satoshi Fushimi (Japan)

Terms of Reference:

JTC 1/SC 7 establishes a Special Liaison Group (SLG1) to support its liaison officers to JTC 1 SC27 with the mandate to:

  1. advise its liaison officers on approach towards the liaison
  2. assist its liaison officers in the prompt resolution of issues
  3. assist in the review and of relevant SC27 WDs and balloting documents relevant to SC7 program of work
  4. respond, if required, to SC27 liaison statements and reports
  5. issue at least once a year liaison statement(s) and/or reports to JTC 1/SC 27 6. encourage and assist JTC 1/SC27 to maintain compatibility between their standards and JTC 1/SC7 standards
Members:

The SLG 1 membership shall be composed of:

  • Mr Jim Moore (USA)
  • Mr Johann Amsenga (South Africa


The following Study Groups are currently active:

  Study Group on Revision of ISO/IEC 15504

Chair

Terry Rout (Australia) as overall Project Editor of ISO/IEC 15504, with Tom McBride (Australia) as deputy chair.

Terms of Reference:

JTC1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group on the revision of ISO/IEC 15504. The terms of reference of this study group are to:

  • Review and define the requirements for the revision of ISO/IEC 15504;
  • Address the optimal restructuring required to encompass the existing and developing parts of the Standard in a coherent framework.
  • Develop recommendations for the development and recognition of Process Assessment Models based on ISO/IEC 15504.
  • Address the actions required to ensure harmonization of ISO/IEC 15504 with other relevant SC7 Standards, and related standardization efforts in other Committees.

The Study Group will include nominated members from WG7, WG24 and WG25; other Working Groups and Liaison Organizations are invited to nominate members. Additional members can be added until 2008-07-31; nominations must be sent to the SC7 Secretariat.

The study group will operate using virtual communications with a meeting to be convened during the interim meeting in China, November 2008 co-located with WG10.

Members:
  • Alec Dorling (UK)
  • Berndt Hindel (Germany)
  • Anotnio Coletta (Italy)
  • Jonathan Earthy (UK)
  • Michel Picard (Luxembourg)
  • David D. Walden (INCOSE)
  • Clenio Figueiredo Salviano (Brazil)
  • Yasuko Okazaki (Japan)
  • Yutaka Fukuchi (Japan)
  • Alan Cutler (UK)
  • Risto Nevalainen (Finland)
  • Ho-Won Jung (Korea)
  • Dr. Kiyoshi Ogawa (Japan)
     

  Study group to investigate the possibility of new standards or guidance in the area of system integration

Chair

Dennis Ravenelle (itSMF International)

Terms of Reference:

JTC1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group to investigate the possibility of new standards or guidance in the area of system integration. The study group shall make recommendations on scope and direction for SC7 activities in this area of interest.

The study group shall take into consideration:

  • Whether existing and upcoming SC7 standards exist and adequately address this area of interest.
  • The availability and coverage of other standards from other relevant bodies.
  • The perceived need for standards in this area.

Membership and contributions are solicited from all Working Groups, National Bodies, and liaison organizations. Additional members can be added until 2008-08-30. Nominations should be sent to the SC7 Secretariat.

The study group will co-locate with SWG5 and WG7. The group is authorized to conduct its work by correspondence, telephone conferencing, web conferencing and meetings.

Members:
  • Cheryl Jones (SWG5)
  • Dick Kitterman (INCOSE)
  • Stewart Arnold (UK)
  • Matthew Young (Australia)
  • Serge Oligny (Canada)
  • Juan Garbajosa (Spain)

  Study group to investigate the possibility of new standards or guidance in the area of Agile Development

Chair

Ian Hirst (Australia)

Terms of Reference:

JTC1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group to investigate the possibility of new standards or guidance in the area of Agile Development. The study group shall make recommendations on scope and direction for SC7 activities in this area of interest

The study group shall take into consideration:

  • Whether existing and upcoming SC7 standards exist and adequately address this area of interest.
  • The availability and coverage of other standards from other relevant bodies.
  • The perceived need for standards in this area.

JTC 1/SC7 would appreciate if the IEEE CS could contribute its draft standard 1648 to the Study Group.

Membership and contributions are solicited from all Working Groups, National Bodies, and liaison organizations. Additional members can be added until 2008-08-30. Nominations should be sent to the SC7 Secretariat.

The study group will co-locate with SWG5 and WG7. The group is authorized to conduct its work by correspondence, telephone conferencing, web conferencing and meetings..

Members:
  • Max Shanahan (ISACA)
  • Peter Fagg (UK)
  • Jim Moore (IEEE CS)
  • Juan Garbajosa (Spain)
  • Mika Johansson (Finland)

  Study group on the Application of Governance Principles to IT operations

Chairs

John Graham (Australia) and Wim Van Grembergen (Belgium)

Terms of Reference:

JTC1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group to:

  • research the need and the opportunity for standardisation in the area of the Governance in IT operations;
  • and if a need is established to draft a new work item for consideration with its report.

Additional members can be added until 2008, September 30. Nominations must be sent to the SC7 secretariat.

The study group will submit a report in time for the 2009 SC7 Plenary.

Members:
  • Mark Toomey (Australia)
  • KT. Hwang (Korea)
  • Alison Holt (New Zealand)
  • Myles Ward (New Zealand)
  • Max Shanahan (Australia)
  • Miles Shepherd (UK)
  • Mark Taillefert (Canada)
  • Yasuhiro Kikushima (Japan)
  • Yoshiyuki Hirano (Japan) (WG25)
  • Jenny Dugmore (UK) (WG25)
  • Chris Jones (Australia) (WG25)

  Study group on service and systems management standards and their integration into SC7

Chair

Katoh Shigenobu (Japan) and co-chaired by Jenny Dugmore (UK).

Terms of Reference:

JTC1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group on service and systems management standards and their integration into SC7. The study group objectives are to clarify:

  • The scope, objectives and target market of service and systems management standards
  • The relationship between service and systems management standards and other standards within SC7 with an important service component
  • The relationship between service management standards and methods and frameworks commonly used in conjunction with service management standards
  • The relationship between established service management standards such as ISO/IEC 20000 (Parts 1 and 2) to management system standards such as the ISO 9000 and ISO/IEC 27000 series.
  • The market and its needs for service and systems management standards and combinations of standards. This to be done by review of industry data, market research and consultation with industry experts.
  • The need for a new standard (as proposed in WG 7 N1123) for a Technical Report covering Integrated Lifecycle Management.

The Study group should have representation from the widest range of interests including other SC, TCs, liaison groups, trade bodies and users of standards.

Output will include graphical representation showing the relationship between common elements of standards of interest to the service management industry.

Input will include, but will not be not limited to:

  • SWG5 Plans for a survey on SC7’s standards
  • SC7 and JTC1 IT (ICT) Governance studies
  • The Interim Report from the Study Group on the relationship of
  • Life Cycle Processes and IT Services, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 /N3860

The Study Group Report for the application of ISO 9001 to the full scope of SC7 standards (Updated) SC7/ WG7 N1123, WG 7 N1103 Strategy for Integration Phase of the Harmonization Project Study Group Report.

The study group shall submit an interim report by 2008-09-30 for the interim meeting of SC 7 working groups and a final report by 2009-04-15 for the plenary meeting of SC 7. The group is authorized to conduct its work by correspondence, telephone conferencing, web conferencing and meetings.

The Study Group will meet at the Interim meetings in Nanning November 2008.

Members:
  • Mark Toomey (Australia)
  • KT. Hwang (Korea)
  • Alison Holt (New Zealand)
  • Myles Ward (New Zealand)
  • Max Shanahan (Australia)
  • Miles Shepherd (UK)
  • Mark Taillefert (Canada)
  • Yasuhiro Kikushima (Japan)

WG25 liaisons will be added.

Membership will be open until 17th of July 2008. Membership requests must be sent to the SC7 Secretariat.

  Study group to determine the justification for, priority of, and schedule for, the development of standards and Technical Reports about the Governance of IT

Chair

Miles Shepherd (UK)

Terms of Reference:

JTC 1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group to determine the justification for, priority of, and schedule for, the development of standards and Technical Reports about the Governance of IT.

The Study Group shall take into consideration:

  • ISO/IEC 38500
  • TMB 31000
  • ISO 9000 serie.
  • ISO/IEC 27000 serie
  • ISO 14000
  • ISO/IEC 15288
  • ISO/IEC 15504 serie
  • ISO/IEC 20000
  • AS/NZ 4360
  • ITIL
  • COBIT, ValIT

There are several organizations that are working in this area that should be investigated for possible liaisons:

  • ISACA/ ITGI
  • OECD
  • OCEG
  • TC 236
  • itSMFI
  • COSO

As well as other interested SCs within JTC1 – specifically SC 27.

The study group will make recommendations the creation of new standards or TR.

The study group will will submit a report by Nov 2008. to the SC7 secretariat.

Members:
  • Alison Holt (New Zealand)
  • Brian Cusack (New Zealand)
  • Christophe Feltus (Luxembourg)
  • K.T. Hwang (Korea)
  • Erik Johnson (US)
  • Enrico Viola (Italy)
  • Pieter Neethling (South Africa)
  • Mark Toomey (Australia)
  • Yasuhiro Kikushima (Japan)

Additional members can be added until 2008-06-15. Nominations must be sent to the SC7 secretariat.

  Study group to start the investigation into the possibility of additional standards or guidance in the area of IT Governance for digital forensics

Chairs

Brian Cusack (New Zealand) and co-chaired by Pieter Neethling (South Africa)

Terms of Reference:

JTC1/SC7 instructs its Secretariat to establish a study group to start the investigation into the possibility of additional standards or guidance in the area of IT governance for digital forensics (“the management of digital data for courtroom evidence”).As part of the scope of this study group, the direction of future activities will be determined to see if its scope is contained in the area of software and systems engineering; noting that target is the principles and policies of forensic activity.

The study group arises from an existing requirement in New Zealand. The study group shall liaise closely with the SC27 study group addressing digital forensics, which is understood to be focusing on management and process elements.

The Study Group shall take into consideration:

  • ISO/IEC15504
  • ISO/IEC15489
  • ISO/IEC 17021
  • ISO/IEC 17025
  • ISO/IEC 20000
  • ISO 27000/1/2/3
  • ISO/IEC 31000
  • ISO/IEC 32000
  • ISO/IEC 38500
  • ISO 9000
  • Australian HB 171-2

and other relevant national developments in the area of corporate governance for digital forensics.

There are several organizations that are working in this area that should be investigated for possible liaisons:

  • ISACA and ITGI
  • OECD
  • IEEE
  • OCEG
  • NIJ
  • NIST
  • IOCE
  • SC27
  • Other interested SCs within JTC1.

The study group will make recommendations on changes to existing standards/guidance and/or the creation of new standards or TR.

The study group will submit a full report by 2009 May Plenary in India. The study group will meet concurrently with WG 1A.

Members:
  • Pieter Neethling (South Africa)
  • Alison Holt (New Zealand)
  • Alex Brooks (Australia)
  • Erik Johnson (United States)
  • Robert Stroud (United States)
  • Sushil Chatterji (ISACA/ITGI)
  • Brian Cusack (New Zealand)
  • Christophe Feltus (Luxembourg)
  • K.T. Hwang (Korea)
  • Mark Toomey (Australia)
  • Antoni Bosch-Pujol (Spain)
  • Rory O’Connor (Ireland)
  • Melanie Cheong (South Africa)
  • Yasuhiro Kikushima (Japan)

Additional members can be added until 2008-09-15. Nominations must be sent to the SC7 secretariat.