Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Simple Process... or is it?

The Simple Process in xProcess is the first one you are likely to use. It contains basic patterns for a project, a task a timebox and so on, and it also has some useful actions in there that can be used in your own patterns or even exposed as "User Actions" so they can be called on your projects.

The Simple Process has several elements that you cannot delete as for example xProcess assumes that even if no other Role Types exist (such as Project Manager, Developer, Tester and so on) at the very least the Participant role type will exist. When you define your own process it's likely that you will inherit Simple Process patterns (though you can hide them by defining your own hidden patterns with the same name. So it's definitely worth taking a snoop at all the elements in there. You might even want to cut and paste some bits into your own processes and modify their behaviour.
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