The SEI's International Process Research Consortium
(IPRC) brings together 27 leaders from academia and industry to study
the implications of both plausible future scenarios and existing process
research. The group’s research framework addresses the question
of how the communities represented by the IPRC membership should invest
in process research during the next decade.
By providing systematically organized research themes and targeted questions,
the framework serves as a focusing tool for industry, researchers, and
funding agencies in determining the most fruitful questions to address
in their own process research programs.