The Software Dedication 1 day course examines the requirements and guidance available for using commercial grade computer programs and software services at nuclear facilities.

This includes:

  • Understanding the terms and definitions applicable to computer programs and CGD.
  • Determining what computer programs should be subject to the commercial grade dedication (CGD) process.
  • Recognizing where requirements for computer programs can be found in NQA-1 and which are applicable to the CGD process.
  • Discuss the relationship between the NQA-1-2012 guidance and the EPRI TR 1025243 Plant Engineering: Guideline for the Acceptance of Commercial-Grade Design and Analysis Computer Programs used in Nuclear Safety-Related Applications
  • Review the non-mandatory guidance that will be provided in the NQA-1-2012 edition.
  • Walk through the Technical Evaluation process for commercial grade computer programs and software services
  • Understand the content of a CGD Plan for commercial grade computer programs and software services

Who Should Attend:
This course applies to any NRC or DOE facility, regulatory, customer, contractor, EPC, or supplier that must meet the requirement ASME NQA-1-2008 with the 2009 addendum. This includes positions such as design engineers, software engineers, IT personnel, quality engineers, procurement personnel, program managers, and auditors.

Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of the software QA requirements found in ASME NQA-1 Parts I and II is suggested. All participants are expected to bring a copy of the applicable sections of ASME-NQA-1-2008 with the 2009 Addendum.

 

Course Objectives:

INTRODUCTION

  • Understand the student’s interest in computer program dedication and how that interest fits within the process
  • Become familiar with the basis for the need for dedication of computer programs

SOFTWARE TERMS AND THEIR USE IN CGD

  • Understand the subtle differences between the terms “computer program” and “software” and what elements are associated with each.
  • Recognize the different terms that are used within the context of Commercial Grade Dedication.
  • Understand the types of software within the scope of the Standard.

ASME NQA-1 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMS

  • Understand the History of Software in ASME NQA-1
  • Recognize the ASME NQA-1 Requirements that address Computer Programs and Software

ASME NQA-1 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM DEDICATION

  • Understand ASME NQA-1 Requirements as they apply to CGD of Computer Programs
  • Recognize when the Requirements for CGD Apply to Computer Programs
  • Understand how to address functional requirements that do not require CGD

GUIDANCE FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM DEDICATION

  • Understand the Scope and Limitations of the Guidance
  • Understand how the Guidance Aligns with the Requirements
  • Recognize where content unique to computer programs is introduced
  • Recognize other sources of guidance and how they are related

CGD TECHNICAL EVALUATION PROCESS

  • Understand the required elements of a technical evaluation
  • Identify the Categories of Critical Characteristics and typical critical characteristics within each
  • Recognize acceptance criteria associated with typical critical characteristics
  • Apply appropriate methods for accepting Commercial Grade Items and Services

CGD PLAN DETAILED REVIEW

  • Understand the essential elements of a dedication plan
  • Recognize the documentation necessary to support a computer program dedication
  • Be able to perform a CGD Plan detailed review

Course Price:

$995.00 (Just Software Dedication)
$2195.00 (Combo Deal: Commercial Grade Dedication w/ Software Dedication)

 

Course Date: TBD
Course Time: 8am-5pm
Cancellation Policy
Location:
205 Scientific Drive
Norcross, GA 30092
Questions: Email NTI at info@nucleartraininginstitute.com