Chapter 4. Relationships Among Process Areas

In this chapter we describe the key relationships among process areas to help you see the acquirer’s view of process improvement and which process areas build on the implementation of other process areas.

The relationships among multiple process areas, including the information and artifacts that flow from one process area to another—illustrated by the figure and descriptions in this chapter—help you see a larger view of process implementation and improvement.

Successful process improvement initiatives must be driven by the organization’s business objectives. For example, a common business objective is to reduce the time it takes to get a product to market. The process improvement objective ...

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