The software engineering field has attained sufficient maturity to offer a variety of methodologies that address different software concerns to varying degrees. Certain methodologies may suit an organization's culture, skill profile, development maturity and development services better than others. Even among these, different methodologies might be best suited for different project types.
Digite UPF allows an organization to easily model any of the standard software methodologies like RUP, PMBOK, Agile etc. or even their own custom processes inside Digité.
It basically defines a computational framework for modeling Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) management processes that are used in various methodologies, and is consistent with CMMI capability/maturity goals of the organization.
It is based on the concept, that all methodologies employ a consistent set of practices that execute concurrently during the entire lifecycle of the project. Project Mgmt, Requirements Mgmt and Configuration Mgmt are typical practices one would encounter in most software methodologies.
It makes use of process templates (which are pre-defined skeletals of a process), using which an organization can develop and maintain an array of process models to support different project types. It will acts as a catalyst for process innovation inside the organization as it is completely GUI based, and makes it extremely easy for the Process Governance group in the organization to create, test and deploy new processes/ methodologies.
Further, these templates can be instantiated in accordance with the tailoring guidelines to provide a reasonable degree of flexibility in the process configuration to suit the project and organization context, while maintaining company wide consistent process implementation.
Organizations experiment with several standard and custom methodologies, and over time they evolve guidelines to choosing appropriate methodology for different project types. The constraint here is the cost of enterprise tools needed to implement the different methodologies. Employing Digité, organizations gain by not having to incur a heavy expenditure in process implementation tools, while retaining the flexibility to employ different methodologies for different projects.
Using the Digite process template functionality, an organization can develop and maintain an array of process models to support diverse project types based on its needs and in compliance with in-house quality management standards.
You can find out more about UPF by downloading the white paper on CMMI with UPF & RUP with UPF.
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