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EPF integration with the development process [message #3661] Tue, 28 February 2006 15:57 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: khunt.digitalfusion.com

Hello,

In the overview documents, Dr. Haumer lists one of the aims to be:

"- Effective execution of processes in project: Teams need to bridge the gap
between process engineer-ing and process enactment by using similar
representation and terminology. Managers need the abil-ity to import
processes directly into their project execution environments that link back
from the plan-ning elements, such as tasks to perform and their
descriptions."

Has there been any thought of integrating a process output from EPF directly
into the developer's workflow in an automated fashion? In other word,
executing the process (with CM), in an integrated and automated manner?

For example, a development lead assigns a WBS to a developer. The developer
would have (integrated into his Eclipse IDE) a means of discovering assigned
task, definition of the task and be able to update the status as he works
it. Reviewers would generate instances of checklists required by the
process, and be able to digitally sign the checklists. In other words,
templates are instantiated, executed and placed into CM, and various
infrastuture would exist for collaboratively executing the process.

Thanks,
Ken
Re: EPF integration with the development process [message #3694 is a reply to message #3661] Tue, 28 February 2006 18:56 Go to previous message
Peter Haumer is currently offline Peter Haumer
Messages: 228
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
We discussed the role of enactment during the first committers meeting in
January. We did not get to a final conclusion, but it was generally said
that enactment in the way you described it would be an extensive research
effort on its own. However, our first priority in the tool sub-project
shall be to provide the right representations for development processes to
enable the content sub-projects with all the means necessary to effectively
describe, model, and document their processes.

This does not mean that enactment is of the list for EPF, but we want to get
the process representation and management right first, before we start
working in the enactment domain. The enactment I was referring to in the
paper was related to basic mappings of the process representation into other
(semi-) enactable representations such a project plans, which are then
enacted by typical existing, Eclipse-external project management systems.
This is certainly a goal right now and was actually a major driver for
designing the EPF Composer's process editor as it is now.

--


Thanks and best regards,
Peter Haumer.
____________________________________________________________ __
"Ken Hunt" <khunt@digitalfusion.com> wrote in message
news:du2de4$lpe$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> Hello,
>
> In the overview documents, Dr. Haumer lists one of the aims to be:
>
> "- Effective execution of processes in project: Teams need to bridge the
> gap between process engineer-ing and process enactment by using similar
> representation and terminology. Managers need the abil-ity to import
> processes directly into their project execution environments that link
> back from the plan-ning elements, such as tasks to perform and their
> descriptions."
>
> Has there been any thought of integrating a process output from EPF
> directly into the developer's workflow in an automated fashion? In other
> word, executing the process (with CM), in an integrated and automated
> manner?
>
> For example, a development lead assigns a WBS to a developer. The
> developer would have (integrated into his Eclipse IDE) a means of
> discovering assigned task, definition of the task and be able to update
> the status as he works it. Reviewers would generate instances of
> checklists required by the process, and be able to digitally sign the
> checklists. In other words, templates are instantiated, executed and
> placed into CM, and various infrastuture would exist for collaboratively
> executing the process.
>
> Thanks,
> Ken
>
>
>
>
>
Re: EPF integration with the development process [message #561722 is a reply to message #3661] Tue, 28 February 2006 18:56 Go to previous message
Peter Haumer is currently offline Peter Haumer
Messages: 228
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
We discussed the role of enactment during the first committers meeting in
January. We did not get to a final conclusion, but it was generally said
that enactment in the way you described it would be an extensive research
effort on its own. However, our first priority in the tool sub-project
shall be to provide the right representations for development processes to
enable the content sub-projects with all the means necessary to effectively
describe, model, and document their processes.

This does not mean that enactment is of the list for EPF, but we want to get
the process representation and management right first, before we start
working in the enactment domain. The enactment I was referring to in the
paper was related to basic mappings of the process representation into other
(semi-) enactable representations such a project plans, which are then
enacted by typical existing, Eclipse-external project management systems.
This is certainly a goal right now and was actually a major driver for
designing the EPF Composer's process editor as it is now.

--


Thanks and best regards,
Peter Haumer.
____________________________________________________________ __
"Ken Hunt" <khunt@digitalfusion.com> wrote in message
news:du2de4$lpe$1@utils.eclipse.org...
> Hello,
>
> In the overview documents, Dr. Haumer lists one of the aims to be:
>
> "- Effective execution of processes in project: Teams need to bridge the
> gap between process engineer-ing and process enactment by using similar
> representation and terminology. Managers need the abil-ity to import
> processes directly into their project execution environments that link
> back from the plan-ning elements, such as tasks to perform and their
> descriptions."
>
> Has there been any thought of integrating a process output from EPF
> directly into the developer's workflow in an automated fashion? In other
> word, executing the process (with CM), in an integrated and automated
> manner?
>
> For example, a development lead assigns a WBS to a developer. The
> developer would have (integrated into his Eclipse IDE) a means of
> discovering assigned task, definition of the task and be able to update
> the status as he works it. Reviewers would generate instances of
> checklists required by the process, and be able to digitally sign the
> checklists. In other words, templates are instantiated, executed and
> placed into CM, and various infrastuture would exist for collaboratively
> executing the process.
>
> Thanks,
> Ken
>
>
>
>
>
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