software safety change analysis

What is software safety change analysis?

software safety change analysis meaning (IEEE) Analysis of the safety-critical design elements affected directly or indirectly by the change to show the change does not create a new hazard, does not impact on a previously resolved hazard, does not make a currently existing hazard more severe, and does not adversely affect any safety-critical software design element. See: software hazard analysis, system safety.


reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)