The developer shall perform software product evaluation in accordance with
the following requirements.
Note: If a system or CSCI is developed in multiple builds, the software
products of each build should be evaluated in the context of the objectives
established for that build. A software product that meets those objectives can
be considered satisfactory even though it is missing information designated
for development in later builds.
5.15.1 In-process and final software product evaluations. The developer
shall perform in-process evaluations of the software products generated in
carrying out the requirements of this standard. In addition, the developer
shall perform a final evaluation of each deliverable software product before
its delivery. The software products to be evaluated, criteria to be used, and
definitions for those criteria are given in Appendix D.
5.15.2 Software product evaluation records. The
developer shall prepare and maintain records of each software product
evaluation. These records shall be maintained for the life of the contract.
Problems in software products under project-level or higher configuration
control shall be handled as described in 5.17
5.15.3 Independence in software product evaluation. The persons responsible
for evaluating a software product shall not be the persons who developed the
product. This does not preclude the persons who developed the software product
from taking part in the evaluation (for example, as participants in a walk-
through of the product).