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The Meta-Process

Similarly to what has been done with the introduction of software life cycle, it is possible to identify the phases which characterize the development of a software process: from its creation to its enactment (and, possibly, maintainance).
Such phases represent ``the process which manages process models'', i.e. the Meta-Process [JLC92].
The following list represents the meta-activities supported (or, at least, identified) by EPOS, even though assuming it valid for the PM discipline in general is probably accurate (which does not imply that every PSE allows the distinction or the formalization of all of them). This list was taken from [CFF93] :

Even though this presentation provides the reader with a ``waterfall'' vision of the Meta-Process, such assumption is not necessary.



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Passani Luca
Mon Feb 20 21:59:27 MET 1995