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The content and qualities of a good software requirements specification (SRS) are described and several sample SRS outlines are presented. This recommended practice is aimed at specifying requirements of software to be developed but also can be applied to assist in the selection of in-house and commercial software products. Guidelines for compliance with(More)
This article summarizes key incentives for vendors, users, government and individuals to participate in the standardization process. It argues that standards can expand markets at all points in the market life cycle, with overall impact measured in billions of dollars. The authors hope to encourage standards involvement, and also future research and(More)
  • Jim Isaak
  • Int. J. IT Standards and Standardization Res.
  • 2006
Standards development organizations (SDOs) provide a forum for interaction among individuals, firms, governments, and other stakeholders. These are an example of cooperative technical organizations (Rosenkopf, Metinu & George, 2001; Rosenkopf & Tushman, 1998) that bring together boundary-spanning individuals (Dokko & Rosenkopf, 2004; Tushman, 1977). This(More)
  • Jim Isaak
  • Proceedings. Fourth International Workshop on Web…
  • 2002
IEEE Std. 2001-2002 Recommended Practice for the Internet - Web site engineering, Web site management, and Web site life cycle is now approved. This revision of the 1999 version incorporates recommendations on accessibility for persons with disabilities, internationalization and the concept of a site center. All of these will contribute to increased user(More)
The POSIX (UNIX) standards activities, from /usr/group and IEEE through ISO WG15 and X/Open reflect one of the major success and failure stories in the standards process. This paper provides a case study of the POSIX effort from 1983 through the turn of the century. Key events and turning points in the activity are identified along with their apparent(More)