The Software Factory definition, which is a major artifact produced during Software Factory development, gives a very high-level overview. It defines the business case that is the foundation for the Software Factory. Furthermore, it provides enough information such that all stakeholders will have a common understanding and accurate expectations of the Software Factory. Now that the stage is set, in the next chapter, we will show how the Software Factory specification builds on top of the Software Factory definition.


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