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Adaptable Process Model
Product Description
A software process model that can be adapted to your organization's specific project needs. The APM is intended as a basis from which a customized software process can be developed.

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.
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Adaptable Process Model - Product Description

The intent of RSP&A's Adaptable Process Model (APM) is to provide you with a software process that you can customize and adapt to local needs. The APM includes a detailed process flow implemented as a hypertext document, descriptions of many key software engineering tasks, document templates, and checklists. Acquiring the APM can significantly reduce the time required to develop your company's software process description.

Because the complete APM is provided in hypertext format within the RSP&A Web site, you and your colleagues review the complete generic process. If you think it has merit for your organization, the complete hypertext version can be acquired for an extremely reasonable price. You can then build a local website for Internet or intranet application, while at the same time making the adaptations necessary to mold the APM to local requirements. In most cases, large portions of the APM can be used as is, but in every case, you have the capability to modify terminology and process content to meet your needs and better reflect your local information technologies or engineering environment.

Complete information on APM licensing and pricing is available at this Web site. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

How to Use the Adaptable Process Model

(1) First, we'd like to know who you are. Please send us an email to register with your name, organization and e-mail address. We respect your privacy and will not share this information with any third party.

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(2) Now you're ready to examine the APM. Begin by reading about the APM.

Introduction to APM

If you need information about APM's traceability to the SEI CMM and ISO-9000, examine:

SEI Capability Maturity Model Compliance Issues
ISO-9000 Compliance Issues

The APM can be adapted to your project environment. To do this, perform the following steps:

Selecting the task set for your project
Establishing the degree of rigor
Characterizing your project
Interpreting the TSS value
Selecting the task set

Now you're ready to examine the APM process flow. Follow the process flow to the level of detail that is appropriate for your needs. A description of many software engineering tasks -- including intent, mechanics, SQA points, do's and don'ts, and helpful hints -- is contained at the botton level of detail.

The APM process flow suggests the development of a number of software engineering work products. These are often organized as a set of documents and reports. The following document templates are available as part of the APM:

Developing (and later reviewing) software engineering work products demands attention to many details. The following software engineering checklists may be useful whenever you have to develop or review these softare engineering work products:


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