2.1. THE PROCESS DATABASE

The process database is a permanent repository of the process performance data from projects; it can be used for project planning, estimation, analysis of productivity and quality, and other purposes.2 The PDB consists of data from completed projects, with each project providing one data record. As you can imagine, to populate the PDB, data must be collected, analyzed, and then organized for entry. Here we focus on how the data are represented in the PDB at Infosys; Chapter 7 explains how the data are collected.

2.1.1. Contents of the PDB

To use the information in the PDB during planning, project managers often find information about similar projects particularly useful. To allow for similarity checking, you should capture ...

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