Recognising the fact that: many already in the software factory space, many newcomers to the factory space, or just those trying to understand what the hell this software factory jargon is all about - we'd like to offer a simple glossary of common terms to hopefully put everyone on the same page when discussing factories.
To the Glossary
[I'd especially like to thank my co-authors: Edward Bakker and contributors: Martin Danner for their efforts in this article.]
We are offering two definitions to each term to help suit most people's needs, so depending on the level you wish to understand these terms at, we will endeavour to provide the following clarifications:
Note: Some of the 'Precise' definitions in this glossary are based on or variants of the definitions in the Software Factories Book.
[Note: This reference will hopefully end up in more usable form (wiki) on a community site which we are in the process of planning for the wider community, until then, we will make a start on it here. Please comment here if you have something to add/change and we will do that for you.]