Cycles


Topics:   Definition  Objectives  Cycles and Phases  Figure  Cycle Characteristics  Examples  Guidelines

Definition

A cycle is the top-level stage consisting of one or more related phases.

Objectives

The typical objectives of a cycle are to:

Cycles and Phases

The OPF repository of process components includes the following predefined cycles and phases:

Figure

The following figure illustrates the preceding cycles and their component phases:

Life and Development Cycles in terms of Phases Application Life Cycle Business Engineering Cycle DevelopmentCycle Business Strategy Phase Business Optimization Phase Initiation Phase Construction Phase Delivery Phase Usage Phase Retirement Phase

Cycle Characteristics

The OPF Cycles have the following characteristics:

Examples

The OPF includes the following predefined cycles:

Guidelines