this is a saying as i.e. used in SPICE and CMMI
(SPICE == Software Process Improvement Capability Determination == ISO 15504 / 33001 / 33071)
You can see a process framework i.e.
This is an example as described in Automotive SPICE®
Medical SPICE and Enterprise will have similar processes.
The original 15504/33001 has about 64 processes – the automotive obe 32 and theVDA Scope 16