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This section and Appendix A present similar material in different formats. Appendix A was prepared by the committee to serve as a proposed revision to DOD Directive 3405.1 (DOD, 1987a); this section discusses the principles and rationale underlying the committee's suggested changes to that policy document.
The committee recommends using the term "software engineering plan reviews" rather than "architecture reviews" to emphasize the importance of integrating plans for products (i.e., architecture or building plan) with plans for process (e.g., increments, milestones, budgets).
The life-cycle objectives and life-cycle architecture milestones introduced in Boehm (1996) provide guidelines for the level of detail of a software engineering plan desired at DAB and MAISRC Milestones I and II.