The Unified Process Explained

by Kendall Scott

About The Unified Process Explained:

The Rational Unified Process® (RUP) has been widely adopted across the software industry. However,
many software developers and managers-especially those working in medium-to-small development
organizations-are hesitant to delve into this seemingly complex and time-consuming topic.

The Unified Process Explained is a concise, accessible, and practical guide that's meant to help significantly
shorten the learning curve for practitioners unfamiliar with this methodology. It explains the essentials
of the Unified Process (the RUP's® core elements), guides you through the process step-by-step, and shows
how you can put the methodology to work on your next project.

The book starts with a useful overview of the history, motivation, key concepts, and terminology of the
Unified Process. The author then details the five pillars of development: requirements, analysis, design,
implementation, and test workflows. In addition, the book enumerates the four phases of Unified Process
development: inception, elaboration, construction, and transition; and it shows how the workflows are
integrated into these phases. In laying out the details of this integration, the book illustrates the Unified
Process's most useful feature-its iterative nature.

With this book as your guide, you will gain an understanding of important concepts and activities such as:
· Iterations and increments
· Business and domain modeling
· Identifying actors and use cases
· Prototyping the user interface
· Robustness analysis
· Design and deployment models
· Statechart and activity diagrams
· Implementation models

A large-scale example of an Internet bookstore runs throughout the book to illustrate concepts and
techniques. The industry-standard Unified Modeling Language is used to express structure and function.
The Unified Process Explained demystifies this valuable methodology and will lead you on your way to
successfully applying the Rational Unified Process®.

Author Bio:

Kendall Scott is a UML trainer and consultant. With more than 16 years of experience as a technical
writer, he is skilled in converting complex, technical material into understandable and easy-to-use manuals.
He is the author of UML Explained and co-author of UML Distilled, Use Case Driven Object Modeling with
and Applying Use Case Driven Object Modeling -all published by Addison-Wesley.

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