Creation of an IEC 62304 compliant Software Development Plan

Rust, Peter and Flood, Derek and McCaffery, Fergal (2016) Creation of an IEC 62304 compliant Software Development Plan. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process. ISSN 2047-7481

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Organizations engaged in medical device software development are required to demonstrate compliance with a set of medical device standards and regulations before the device can be marketed. One such standard IEC 62304, Medical Device Software—Software Life Cycle Processes, defines the processes that are required in order to develop safe software. Demonstrating compliance with IEC 62304 can be problematic for organizations that are new to or have limited experience in the domain. The standard defines what processes must be carried out but does not state how. In a review of a number of such organizations, it was found that the development of a software development plan proved to be a difficult task. In this work we have created a software development plan template to assist organizations with this arduous task. The software development plan template will be validated with these organizations as part of the future work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regulatory compliance; Software Process Improvement; Software Process Improvement Roadmaps; IEC 62304; Medical device Software Development Plan.
Subjects: Computer Science > Computer Software
Research Centres: Regulated Software Research Centre
Depositing User: Sean McGreal
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 15:22
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 15:22
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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