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1 September 2008Mike Woodard Rational Unified Process Key Concepts Mike Woodard

2 September 2008 Mike Woodard Outline The Spirit of RUP Risk Value Executable Going Through the Four Phases Inception Elaboration Construction Transition Iterative & Incremental

3 September 2008 Mike Woodard The Spirit of RUP - RISK Attack Major Risks Early and Continuously, or They Will Attack You Risk Management begins before the project begins and continues beyond the life of the project. Prioritize risk, dealing with the major/most difficult risk first. Combine both the business and technical view for prioritization. Prioritize work based on risk.

4 September 2008 Mike Woodard Spirit of RUP - VALUE Ensure That You Deliver Value to Your Customer Everything you produce should be focused on delivering value to the customer Artifacts and documents have very little, if any, value to the customer. Executable code has value.

5 September 2008 Mike Woodard Spirit of RUP - EXECUTABLE Stay Focused on Executable Software Deliver executable code as early as possible on your architecture where the customer can use it Build your system with components Test early and test often Work as one team: business and technical together

6 September 2008 Mike Woodard The Four Phases A RUP project has four phase each of which focuses on specific risks: Inception: business risks Elaboration: technical risk Construction: integration risk Transition: delivery risk

7 September 2008 Mike Woodard Inception Phase Understand what to build Identify key system functionality Determine at least one possible solution Understand the Costs, Schedule, and Risks Decide what process to follow and what tools to use Should the Project Move Forward

8 September 2008 Mike Woodard Elaboration Phase Get a more detailed understanding of the requirements Design, implement, validate, and baseline the architecture Mitigate essential risk, and produce accurate schedule and cost estimates Refine the development case, and put the development environment in place Should the Project Move Forward

9 September 2008 Mike Woodard Construction Phase Minimize development costs and achieve some degree of parallelism Iteratively develop a complete product that is ready to transition to its user community Should the Project Move Forward

10 September 2008 Mike Woodard Transition Phase Beta test to validate that user expectations are met Train users and maintainers to achieve user self-reliability Prepare deployment site and convert operational databases Prepare for launch: packaging, production, and marketing rollout Achieve stakeholder concurrence that deployment is complete Improve future project performance through lessons learned The Project is Complete

11 September 2008 Mike Woodard Iterative & Incremental Iterative – a repeatable process – a set of task that are repeatedly applied within a process – doing the same steps repeatedly (iterations are typically 4 to 8 weeks) Incremental – part of a whole – a piece of a product – a partial delivery (typically a piece of executable software that the customer can begin evaluating)

12 September 2008 Mike Woodard Parallel not Sequential Sample Iteration Activities

13 September 2008 Mike Woodard References Eclipse OpenUp IBM Rational Development Works ibm.com/developerworks/rational/ Kroll, P & Kruchten, P. (2003). The Rational Unified Process Made Easy – A Practitioners Guide to the RUP. Addison-Wesley, New York, NY


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