Establish and maintain the description of a
The purpose of this generic practice is to
establish and maintain a description of the process that is tailored from
the organizationís set of standard processes to address the needs of a
specific instantiation. The organization should have standard processes
that cover the process area, as well as have guidelines for tailoring
these standard processes to meet the needs of a project or organizational
function. With a defined process, variability in how the processes are
performed across the organization is reduced and process assets, data, and
learning can be effectively shared.
Refer to the Integrated Project
Management process area for more information about establishing and
maintaining the projectís defined process.
Refer to the Organizational Process
Definition process area for more information about standard processes
and tailoring criteria and guidelines.
The descriptions of the defined processes
provide the basis for planning, performing, and managing the activities,
work products, and services associated with the process.
- Select from the organizationís set of
standard processes those processes that cover the process area and best
meet the needs of the project or organizational function.
- Establish the defined process by tailoring
the selected processes according to the organizationís tailoring
- Ensure that the organizationís process
objectives are appropriately addressed in the defined
- Document the defined process and the records
of the tailoring.
- Revise the description of the defined
process as necessary.