According to a recent news item at the new and improved INCOSE website* the “ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015, Systems and software engineering—System life cycle processes, has recently passed balloting and is nearing publication. This is the standard upon which INCOSE aligns the process and life cycle content in the SE Handbook. The SE Handbook Fourth Edition will be released shortly after final publication of 15288.”
SE Handbook version 4 will have 31 processes, while the older SE Handbook had 26. See below for a comparison between the new and the old Handbook. I highlighted the changes in RED.
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