Method Composer is generic term that is used to apply to EPF Composer and its extensions, such as Rational (R) Method
Composer. Method Composer has two purposes:
1. To provide a knowledge base of intellectual capital. This knowledge base can be used for reference and
education. It can be used to communicate best practices across an organization in a consistent form.
2. To provide process engineering capabilities by supporting process engineers and project managers in selecting,
tailoring, and rapidly assembling processes for different kinds of development projects. Method Composer provides
catalogs of pre-defined processes for typical project situations that can be adapted to individual needs. It also
provides process building blocks that represent best development practices for specific disciplines, technologies, or
development styles. These building blocks form a toolkit for quickly assembling processes based on project specific
needs. The resulting processes created with Method Composer can be published and deployed as Web sites.
For more information on the Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) project and on EPF Composer, see EPF Resources
For additional information on Rational Method Composer, see Rational Method Composer Resources.