On Definitions

In Steve Cook’s interview, Steve gives a great one sentence definition of a Software Factory. I realize I should have provided a one sentence definition as part of my “elevator story” posted earlier. I was inspired by Steve’s statement to dig out an earlier attempt we had to produce a single brief sentence that defines what a Software Factory is:


A set of integrated tools, process and content assets used to accelerate life cycle tasks for a specific type of software component, application or system.