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Process Quality Assurance for UML-Based Projects by Bhuvan Unhelkar

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3.1. The Process Backbone

In Sections 1.4.2 and 1.4.3, we considered the three dimensions of a process and discussed a simple baking example to demonstrate them. Here, we begin the discussion of a process by extending that example further, in order to put it in a process metamodel. This will help us immensely as we construct the quality software process-components later in the chapter. We will also use that understanding to facilitate the creation of a process metamodel.

3.1.1. The Three Dimensions of a Process

The first dimension of a process develops an understanding of the materials on which the actions are performed, as well as the tools that help to perform those actions. This forms the technological dimension of a process. In the example ...

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