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Safety-Critical Systems and the TSP

November 2005 Technical Note
Watts S. Humphrey

This 2005 report provides a brief overview of recent work in software safety, discusses the problems and implications of using the TSP for developing safety-critical systems, and presents some conclusions.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-2005-TN-011

Abstract

Because the Team Software Process (TSP) has proven effective for developing high-quality software applications, a brief review of the safety-critical systems field has been conducted to determine whether the TSP could be usefully extended into this area. This technical note provides a brief overview of recent work in software safety, discusses the problems and implications of using the TSP for developing safety-critical systems, and presents some conclusions. This information is relevant to software developers and acquirers of safety-critical software-intensive systems.