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Software Reliability Training

Training classes are provided for each of the software reliability services  All classes are available as on site options within the United States.  Several classes are opened as an open session so as to accommodate organizations with 1 or 2 people who need training.  Several are offered as self-directed on-site training.  The on-site training is convenient for people who cannot travel and organizations who have only 1 or 2 people who need training.

Class Intended audience Class duration Available as open session Available online Available at your US site
IEEE 1633 Recommended Practices for Software Reliability Training Reliability engineers, acquisitions personnel, systems engineers, software management, software testing 2 days

Yes

Yes

Yes

Integrating Software and hardware reliability predictions Reliability engineers, acquisitions personnel, systems engineers 1 day Yes No Yes
Software FMEA

Software engineers, software test engineers, reliability engineers

3 days

Yes

Yes

Yes

Software FTA

Software engineers, software test engineers, reliability engineers 1 day

No

No

Yes

Software safety analysis Software engineers, software test engineers, safety engineers 1 day

No

No

Yes

Reliability driven software testing Software test engineers, software engineers 2 days No No Yes
Software analyses Software engineers, software test engineers 2 days No No Yes
RMSP208: How to Specify Software Reliability on Government Contracts DoD personnel 2 days No Yes Yes

Summary of training provided by Softrel, LLC

The below table shows which sections of the IEEE 1633 Recommended Practices for Software Reliability are covered by each of the training classes. 

Section of IEEE 1633

IEEE Software reliability predictions

Integrating software and hardware reliability

Software FMEA

Software FTA

Reliability driven software testing

SRE for DoD Acquisitions

SRE planning

4.0 Roles, Approach, Concepts           X X
5.1 Planning
5.1.1 Characterize the software system X         **  
5.1.2 Defines failures and criticality X   X      
5.1.3 Perform a reliability risk assessment X          
5.1.4 Assess the data collection system   X        
5.1.6 Develop a software reliability plan           X
5.2 Develop failure modes model
5.2.1 Perform a defect root cause analysis     X     **

 
5.2.2 Perform a software FMEA     X      
5.2.3 Perform a software FTA       X    
5.3 Apply software reliability during development
5.3.1 Identify/Obtain the initial system reliability objective   X       **

 
5.3.2 Perform a software reliability assessment and prediction X          
5.3.3 Sanity check the prediction X          
5.3.4 Merge the software reliability predictions into the overall system reliability   X        
5.3.5 Determine an appropriate overall software reliability requirements   X        
5.3.6 Plan the reliability growth X          
5.3.7 Perform a sensitivity analysis X          
5.3.8 Allocate the required reliability to the software LRUs   X        
5.4 Apply software reliability during testing
5.4.1 Develop a reliability test suite         X **  
5.4.2 Increase test effectiveness through fault insertion     X   X  
5.4.3 Measure test coverage         X  
5.4.4 Collect fault and failure data   X        
5.4.5 Select Reliability growth models   X        
5.4.6 Apply software reliability metrics   X        
5.4.7 Determine accuracy of the predictive and reliability growth models X X        
5.5 Support release decision
5.5.1 Determine release stability   X       **  
5.5.2 Forecast additional test duration   X        
5.5.3 Forecast remaining defects and effort required to correct them   X        
6.0 Software reliability models X X        
Annex A templates for SFMEA     X      
Annex B Additional methods for predicting software reliability during development X          

Matrix of training to IEEE 1633

** These topics are briefly discussed from the viewpoint of DoD acquisitions

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