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The authors' technique for process definition demonstrates practical value beyond direct project planning and risk mitigation: using object-oriented technology metaphors, it can express responsibilities and collaborations among work units as classes. The technique yields a detailed work breakdown structure, accelerates development of more concise contract language for follow-up work, improves level-of-effort estimates for future work, and enables continuous process improvement. The process definition technique also introduces team members to OOT principles and concepts.

J. Martino, C. Egyhazy and S. Eyestone, "Defining Team Processes Using OO Metaphors," in IEEE Software, vol. 18, no. , pp. 74-83, 2001.
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