The Ballot version of the complete SWEBOK Guide V3 has been finalized and is now available. Everyone is invited to read the manuscript and to view the report of collected public review comments and their resolutions.
COMPLETE BALLOT MANUSCRIPT OF SWEBOK GUIDE V3:
PUBLIC REVIEW COMMENT RESOLUTION REPORT:
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS AND REVIEWERS:
Notes on Reading the Comment Resolution Report
More than 1,500 individual comments were received from the professional at large, international community.
All received comments and new text proposed by the reviewers are in columns C and D. The “Closed” status in column E indicates that the comment has been adjudicated and resolved.
There are several kinds of comment dispositions by the KA Editors who prepared the KAs:
In most cases the Disposition Rationale by SWEBOK Guide Coeditors is acceptance of the KA Editors’ dispositions. Some of the Disposition Rationales add justification for the adjudication decision and in a few cases the Guide Coeditors have reversed the dispositions of the KA Editors, with the consent of the KA Editors.
A few of the received comments required action by the Change Control Board; for example, adding or changing a reference in the Consolidated Reference List or restructuring the outline of topics for a KA.
Motion to Send SWEBOK V3 Forward to BoG for Approval
The ballot period for current IEEE Computer Society members to vote their confidence in Version 3 of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK Guide V3) has closed. The complete ballot draft is available for download to the left, as is a report of all public review comments received and their resolutions. Notes on interpreting the comment resolution report are available to the right.
Member votes on the V3 document are currently being validated (IEEE CS membership is required for a valid ballot). The de-duplicated preliminary ballot result is currently 261 Yes votes and 5 No votes.
Following a positive ballot result and the approval of the Professional Activities Board and the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society, the manuscript will be formatted for publication in .PDF and as a paperback book. Once published, the official .PDF will be available via computer.org, and the hard copy will be available via Amazon.com. In addition, SWEBOK Guide V3 will be submitted for recognition as ISO-IEC TR 19759-2014.
For further information or help please contact Dick Fairley, chair of the SWEBOK Change Control Board at email@example.com.