The Project Process Templates (PPT) define the standardized phase/stage-gate process that your organization wants all projects using this process to adhere to. The PPT is configured in the System Administration area of the software tool. There are a series of pages that define different aspects of the process including phase names, gates or milestones that separate each phase, tasks and document deliverables in each phase, responsibilities for tasks and documents, document templates, metrics, pre-assigned resources based on the type of project process, etc.
Multiple phase/stage-gate processes can be defined. For example, you can have a more comprehensive process for a totally new product; a streamlined version of this process for a product modification, product upgrade or product line extension; and a separate process for technology development or platform development project that does not directly lead to a new product. If a product has embedded software, you can have a process for software development and integration.