I'm not sure how to work this one. I think we need to differentiate between business processes (there's already a tag with 8 questions) and process models/methodologies. I don't like the name "development-process", though, since a typical process model covers everything from requirements through end-of-life of a project. I suppose it depends on how you define "development" - it could be the development of a project or it could mean the actual construction/building/development phase of a project. I want to know what the community thinks on this guy, though.

Some manual work to ensure that questions about things that aren't process methodologies (such as this question) aren't rolled into the tag about process models and methodologies, whatever tag that may be. I also do think that process models and methodologies should be grouped into a single tag. An option for this would be to settle on a name for process questions and then make process-model and process-methodology synonyms with that tag.

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Process is a bit ambiguous. This could apply to several different meanings as in concurrency or multitasking. At least a few questions are tagged this way. So we have no 100% clear meaning and usage here.

  • Yeah. A manual pass of everything tagged process would be needed. If it's a question about concurrency or multitasking, it should probably have those tags, not an ambiguous tag like process. I don't know what tags exist for concurrency and parallelism related topics, though - I would have to look and see.
    – Thomas Owens Mod
    Commented Aug 7, 2011 at 14:24
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    No, I think process should be used exclusively for the technical meaning of a process running on a computer. Everything regarding development in general should be retagged development-process. Though this would most likely be the case for many old questions. Commented Aug 7, 2011 at 14:27
  • After I'm done with software-engineering, I might go through process and make sure that everything is tagged appropriately. Unless someone comes up with a better idea, "process" will be processes that run on a computer, not development processes or methods of doing something.
    – Thomas Owens Mod
    Commented Aug 7, 2011 at 18:19

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