Description of process engineering
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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.
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