A work product that is a lower level component of the product. (See also “product” and “work product.”) Product components are integrated to produce the product. There can be multiple levels of product components. Throughout the process areas, where the terms “product” and “product component” are used, their intended meanings also encompass services, service systems, and their components. This term has a special meaning in the CMMI Product Suite besides its common standard English meaning.
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