This training course on Software Product Assurance will take place at ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, NL) on 7 March 2023 (09:00 - 18:00 CET). It is an on-site course, remote participation will not be possible.
Product Assurance (PA) is the discipline devoted to the study, planning and implementation of activities intended to assure that the design, controls, methods and techniques in a project result in a satisfactory degree of quality in a product.
This 1-day session aims at providing participants with an overview of the Software Product Assurance tasks to be performed throughout a project. It introduces aspects of a Software Product Assurance programme and how Software PA is implemented in projects.
ESA Software Product Assurance experts will guide attendees through four main sessions:
1. Software in the Context of Space Projects
2. Software Product Assurance Organisational Aspects / Software RAMS
3. Product Assurance in the Software Life Cycle / Software Product Assurance challenges
4. Software Product Assurance Across Processes
Practical exercises will complement the session.
This course is of particular interest to SMEs which have the intention to develop software for ESA or in the space context. It is targeted at participants working for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in ESA Member States, Associate States or Cooperating States.
Although no previous software experience is required, it is recommended to have some background in Software Engineering.