Key Process Areas (KPAs):
The KPAs describe those software engineering functions that must be present to satisfy good practice at a particular level. Each KPA is described by identifying the following characteristics:
01. Goals: Goal is the target of a project or the overall objectives that the KPA must achieved.
Requirements that must be met to achieve the goals or provide proof of intent to comply with the goals.
03. Abilities: Those things that must be in place by both organizationally and technically to enable the organization to meet the commitments.
04. Activities: The specific tasks required to achieve the KPA function.
05. Methods for monitoring implementation: The manner in which the activities are monitored as they are put into place.