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Adaptable Process Model
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The complete Adaptable Process Model (APM) is provided for informational purposes and for assessment by potential users. The APM is copyrighted material and may not be downloaded, copied, or extracted for use in actual project work. The full hypertext (html) version of the APM may be licensed for use and customization within your organization. Contact R.S. Pressman & Associates, Inc. for complete licensing information.

    The Adaptable Process Model (APM) and all related document templates and checklists are copyrighted materials and may be used for project work only after payment of a one-time licensing fee [university students working on class projects are exempted from this requirement].

    R. S. Pressman & Associates, Inc. (RSP&A) will provide all APM materials to a Licensee in electronic form and will grant a limited license to possess and use the APM for any and all purposes within the company location to which the APM has been licensed. This license is granted in return for payment received by RSP&A from the Licensee. "Company location" shall be interpreted to mean all Licensee facilities within the same town or city that are engaged in the same core business as the Licensee.Use of the APM is limited to employees and contractors of the Licensee.

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    Adaptable Process Model - Justification

    Developing a detailed process description for software development is hard work. It requires a detailed knowledge of good software engineering practices, a broad understanding of software process issues, and the persistence to stay with the job until it's done. Most software development organizations recognize the importance of a defined process, but many have difficulty finding the resources necessary to develop one in-house. Canned methodologies can be purchased from many sources, but they're almost always overkill and often become expensive "shelfware."

    If you or your organization needs a "software engineering manual" or a "software process description" the effort required to build one for your organization can absorb well over 12 person- months of effort and many iterations. The intent of the Adaptable Process Model (APM) is to provide you with a major head start in this work.

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