When software is being developed in an engineering concept, some form of assurance validity must be met, this is in order to measure requirements in each stage of the SDLC. In developing a Software Quality Assurance, guide I came across a reference to Software Quality Plan. They are both similar in structure and my understanding of them thus far is that SQA (SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE) is enforcing quality procedures and the SQP (SOFTWARE QUALITY PLAN) are the directions on how you go about enforcing the quality assurance.
My Question is, what is the sole purpose for the Software Quality Plan if the 'software quality assurance guide' basically covers areas such as;
- Purpose of the software being built
- Scope of the Software
- Requirements Analysis
- Systems Functional and Non-Functional requirements
- Metric Systems such as Auditing and Process Analysis
Is there a clear distinction between the SQA Guide & SQP?