Practice Standards Committee (PSC) Seeks Comments On Software Development Guideline


A subcommittee of APEGGA's Practice Standards Committee has prepared a near-final draft of a new guideline for software development. The guideline reviews the professional responsibilities of Professional Members of APEGGA to ensure that public interest is protected, by:

  • recognizing professional and ethical responsibilities with software development and use, especially safety and security considerations;

  • accepting professional responsibilities in product delivery (i.e., final review and stamping);

  • delineating responsibilities for multi-disciplinary projects (i.e., hardware and software interfaces such as piping and instrumentation diagrams); and

  • recognizing professional responsibilities of Members in the different software development roles and during the various stages of software development.

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Before completing the final draft, the Practice Standards Committee welcomes comments that may help improve this document. Please direct your suggestions, before November 30, 2005, to:

APEGGA Practice Standards Committee
c/o Lianne M. Lefsrud, P.Eng.
Assistant Director Professional Practice
1500 Scotia One, 10060 Jasper Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A2

Fax : 780-426-1877
E-mail: llefsrud@apegga.org

To access the draft click here. You may also request a hardcopy by calling (780) 426-3990 or toll free, 1-800-661-7020.