Topics:  Definition  Tools  Figure  Guidelines


A tool is a direct producer that is a software application that is used by one or more persons playing one or more roles to create, modify, evaluate, or manage versions of work products.


The OPEN Process Framework class library of reusable process components contains the following predefined kinds of tools:


The following is an OML class diagram illustrating the various relationships involving tools including:

OML Class Diagram of Tools and their Relationships Management Tools Configuration Management Tools Process Engineering Tools UpperCASE Tools LowerCASE Tools Documentation Tools Content Management Tools Multimedia Tools Roles CASE Tools Direct Producers Tools Integrated Development Environments Development Environments Environments Work Products