Figure Process Input Transformation and Output

We will use this definition: A process is a series of actions that transform a set of inputs into a result.

For software project management, we define two types of processes—project and product—as shown in Table 1-1.

Table 1-1. Project and Product Processes

Project Processes

Product Processes

Describe and organize the work of the project

Specify and create the project product

Most are applicable, most of the time

Defined by the life cycle used

Defined by the PMI® PMBOh<® Guide

Vary by application area

Defined by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) Body of Knowledge (BOK)

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