Table 5: Process template in which information and views are documented for the Analyze and Recommend activity.

Activity: analyze and recommendCode (in Figure 4): A6
Objective: elaborate and communicate a conclusion report and (if necessary) a recommendation report for a decision-making process.

Description: identify and select procedures, techniques and tools to be used in order to analyze data, metadata, and information, coming from metrics and indicators, for a given information need. Based on the analysis results, a conclusion report is produced, and, a recommendations report, if necessary, is yielded as well. All these reports are communicated to the evaluation requester.

949746.table.005Subactivities:
(i) Design the analysis (A6.1)
(ii) Implement the analysis (A6.2)
(iii) Elaborate the conclusion report (A6.3)
(iv) Perform recommendations (A6.4)
Involved roles:
(i) Analysis designer
(ii) Data analyzer
(iii) Recommender
(iv) Results communicator

Input artifacts:Output Artifacts:
(i) Nonfunctional requirements specificationConclusion/Recommendation report.
(ii) Metrics specificationNote that this artifact is composed of
(iii) Indicators specification(i) Analysis specification;
(iv) Measures(ii) Analysis report;
(v) Indicators values(iii) Conclusion Report; and
(vi) Project/business commitment(iv) Recommendations report.

Preconditions: a MEProject must be implemented.Postconditions: the MEProject finishes when the conclusion and/or recommendation report is communicated and agreed on between the QA manager and the requester of the evaluation.