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Description of process engineering


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ASSET PROFILE

UNIT NAME
PROCENG
VERSION
1.0.6, SPC-93098-CMC, 01-JAN-94
ORIGIN
ASSET
REVIEW CODE
OK
INET ADDRESS
librarian@source.asset.com
AUTHOR
Software Productivity Consortium
RIGHTS
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
COPYRIGHT
1994 SPC
LOCATION
ASSET
PAL

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ABSTRACT

Process Engineering With the Evolutionary Spiral Process Model

    This guidebook describes how process engineering helps to produce
the right development process for an organization and/or project and
shows how the Evolutionary Spiral Process (ESP) model can be extended to
support process engineering steps.  A development process is the set of
steps, or activities, for developing a software product and its
supporting products. Process engineering refers to the specific actions
that attempt to generate a quality software development process, given
organizational and/or project-unique process drivers.
    The guidebook offers expanded, though not yet complete, process
engineering guidance at both the organizational and project levels.
Information in this guidebook is at a first level of maturity; that is,
it synthesizes the results of initial research and theory and will be
matured in future versions as the material is taught and used, lessons
are learned, and the concepts evolved.  In addition, these initial
concepts will be further elaborated as confidence in the foundation
material increases.
    This version of the guidebook covers the following topics:

Section 1 describes the guidebook in terms of its purpose, scope,
intended audience, and typographic conventions.

Section 2 describes basic process engineering concepts and issues,
including process assets and process life-cycle steps.

Section 3 provides an overview of the ESP model and shows how the model
can be extended to process engineering.

Section 4 provides a discussion on engineering standard process assets.

Section 5 provides a discussion on process engineering at the project
level.

Appendix A presents the ESP model activity specifications.

Appendix B provides some generic product development activity
specifications that can be used when engineering standard process assets
or project-specific process definitions.

Appendix C contains a list of product development artifact descriptions.

The List of Abbreviations and Acronyms contains abbreviations and
acronyms used in this guidebook and their definitions.

The Glossary contains a list of terms used in this guidebook and their
definitions.

The References section contains sources of information used in this
guidebook.

The Bibliography contains additional sources of information.


REVISION HISTORY

1.0.6  1 June 94  Initial release to the PAL


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