Contractor shall uniquely identify each Software
Requirement in the Software Requirements Document(s) and shall provide a
requirements traceability matrix that tracks each requirement through the
Software Design Document(s) to the Software Qualification Test Plan and into
the SQT Procedure, showing that all software requirements are implemented and
verified. The requirements traceability matrix shall indicate the test in the
SQT Procedure verifying each requirement and shall indicate the test and step
that verifies the requirement.
If any identified requirements cannot be verified
using the final software, lower level assemblies shall be tested or the code
shall be inspected. Contractor’s Software Quality Assurance representative
shall verify and record the results.
The requirements traceability matrix shall be
included as an appendix to the SQT Procedure. The SQT Procedure and the
requirements traceability matrix shall be approved by Contractor's Software
Quality Assurance (SQA) and JPL before performance of the SQT.
The SQT Test Procedure shall meet three criteria:
1. It shall verify the
software meets each of the requirements imposed.
2. It shall specify the
results of each test such that the success or failure of the test can be
3. It shall be written in
enough detail that if an anomaly occurs, the test can be exactly repeated to
show the anomaly.
The object code used to perform the SQT shall be
produced using source code, software, and procedures that are under
Contractor's Configuration Management (CM) control. Contractor's Software
Quality Assurance (SQA) representative, who shall verify that the process is
sufficiently documented so that it can be duplicated, shall witness the
production and installation of the object code. SQA shall verify the final, CM controlled SQT Procedure used to produce the SQT
software and hardware environment. Engineering and Software Quality Assurance
representatives from both, Contractor and JPL, shall
witness the SQT.
Records of all SQT activity shall be documented,
treated as quality/acceptance records, and made available to JPL, if requested.
All nonconformances shall be entered into the
Corrective Action process per QC86 Corrective Action Process. The SQT Test
Report shall show evidence of acceptance by Contractor’s Software Quality
It may be necessary to repeat either the SQT, or
portions of the SQT, because of nonconformances. The
extent of these repeated performances, or delta SQTs, shall be determined by
mutual agreement between Contractor and JPL’s Engineering and SQA.