Method Composer Fundamentals

Length: 1 day | Course #01-0609


  • Process architect
  • Process engineer
  • Process designer
  • Project coach
  • Project manager


  • Experience with process improvement – or – Process Improvement Fundamentals course Experience with process modeling – or – Domain
  • Modeling with UML course
  • Understanding of UMA/SPEM specifications – or –Process Modeling with SPEM and UML


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Method Composer Fundamentals describes how to use the EPF Composer tool (or its commercial version – Rational Method Composer) to define method content and publish configured processes. Beginning with an overview of key Composer fundamentals and base method content (OpenUP and RUP), the course then describes how to capture core method content such as roles, tasks, work products, and guidance. Continuing with a discussion of how to use standard categories (disciplines, domains, role sets) for basic organization, the course then introduces method configurations and how to publish the process website. Students then learn how to use custom categories for building configuration views (i.e. tabs in the published website). The course then describes how to create process patterns and draw activity and work product dependency diagrams. Then students configure lifecycle processes by defining phases, iterations, and activities and overriding and suppressing method content. The course finishes with how to extend processes via contributions, replacements, and extensions.


  • Learn how to apply key features of
  • EPF Composer (EPFC)
  • Rational Method Composer (RMC)
  • Capture method content
  • Roles, tasks, work products
  • Guidelines, checklists, templates, and other guidance
  • Configure method content into process
  • Process patterns
  • Lifecycle processes
  • Publish process and method content

Classroom requirements

  • No computers required

Continuing education