Tutorial: introduction to the rational unified process®

Tutorial: introduction to the rational unified process® Tutorial: Introduction to the Rational Unified Process Philippe Kruchten Rational Software 638-650 West 41 st avenue Vancouver, BC, V6N 2T9 Canada +1 (604) 261-1653 pbk@rational.com ABSTRACT The Rational Unified Process (RUP ) is a software engineering process framework. It captures many of the best practices in modem software development in a form that is suitable for a wide range of projects and organizations. It embeds object-oriented techniques and uses the UML as the principal notation for the several models that are built during the development. The RUP is also an open process framework that allows software organizations to tailor the process to their specific need, and to capture their own specific process know-how in the form of process components. Many process components are now developed by various organizations to cover different domains, technologies, tools, or type of development, and these components can be assembled to rapidly compose a suitable process. This tutorial will introduce the basic concepts and principles, which lie under the RUP framework, and show concrete examples of its usage. The Rational Unified Process combines the expertise from many sources. The Objectory process was originally developed in Sweden by Dr. Ivar Jacobson, firstly at Ericsson, then at Objectory AB. Centered around the concept of use case and object-oriented design method, it has gained recognition in the software industry and has been adopted and integrated by many companies world-wide. Since 1995, Objectory has been integrated with the Rational Process, to become an iterative process, focused on software architecture, spanning the whole development lifecycle, and supported by a wide range of tools. Others sources include for example the SQA test process, and the experience of Pure-Atria in configuration management. 2. OUTLINE What is the Rational Unified process? Genealogy of the process The process as a product The Unified Process Architecture Key concepts: Roles, Activities, Artifacts Life-cycle structure Process elements, workfiows Features of the Rational Unified process An Iterative process Including an Object-oriented method Driven by Use-cases Focused on architecture first A configurable process Supported by tools Experience with the Rational Unified Process Delivery, training, adaptation Installed base; Future developments 1. I N T R O D U C T I O N The Rational Unified Process is a Software Engineering Process. It provides a disciplined approach to assigning tasks and responsibilities within a development organization. Its goal is to ensure the production of high-quality software that meets the needs of its end-users, within a predictable schedule and budget. The Rational Unified Process captures many of the best practices in modem software development in a form that is suitable for a wide range of projects and organizations. It uses the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as the principal notation for the several models that are built dunng the development. The Rational Unified Process is a process product, developed and maintained by Rational Software, and integrated with its suite of software development tools. It is available from Rational Software on CD-ROM or through the Interact. Installed in a software development organization Intranet, it brings process guidance to the fingertips of the developers. It is highly customizable to the needs of the adopting organization. 3. R E F E R E N C E S [1] Kruchten, Ph., The Rational Unified Process--An Introduction, 2 nd ed., Addison-Wesley-Longman, Reading MA (2000). [2] Jacobson, I., Booch, Rumbaugh, J., The Unified Software Development Process, Addison-Wesley-Longman (1999). Rational Unified Process and RUP are registered trademarks of Rational Software Corp. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. 1CSE'02, May 19-25, 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA. Copyright 2002 ACM 1-58113-472-X/02/0005...$5.00. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Tutorial: introduction to the rational unified process®

Association for Computing Machinery — May 19, 2002

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Tutorial: Introduction to the Rational Unified Process Philippe Kruchten Rational Software 638-650 West 41 st avenue Vancouver, BC, V6N 2T9 Canada +1 (604) 261-1653 pbk@rational.com ABSTRACT The Rational Unified Process (RUP ) is a software engineering process framework. It captures many of the best practices in modem software development in a form that is suitable for a wide range of projects and organizations. It embeds object-oriented techniques and uses the UML as the principal notation for the several models that are built during the development. The RUP is also an open process framework that allows software organizations to tailor the process to their specific need, and to capture their own specific process know-how in the form of process components. Many process components are now developed by various organizations to cover different domains, technologies, tools, or type of development, and these components can be assembled to rapidly compose a suitable process. This tutorial will introduce the basic concepts and principles, which lie under the RUP framework, and show concrete examples of its usage. The Rational Unified Process combines the expertise from many sources. The Objectory process was originally developed in Sweden by Dr. Ivar Jacobson, firstly at Ericsson, then at Objectory AB. Centered around the concept of use case and object-oriented design method, it has gained recognition in the software industry and has been adopted and integrated by many companies world-wide. Since 1995, Objectory has been integrated with the Rational Process, to become an iterative process, focused on software architecture, spanning the whole development lifecycle, and supported by a wide range of tools. Others sources include for example the SQA test process, and the experience of Pure-Atria in configuration management. 2. OUTLINE What is the Rational Unified process? Genealogy of the process The process as a product The Unified Process Architecture Key concepts: Roles, Activities, Artifacts Life-cycle structure Process elements, workfiows Features of the Rational Unified process An Iterative process Including an Object-oriented method Driven by Use-cases Focused on architecture first A configurable process Supported by tools Experience with the Rational Unified Process Delivery, training, adaptation Installed base; Future developments 1. I N T R O D U C T I O N The Rational Unified Process is a Software Engineering Process. It provides a disciplined approach to assigning tasks and responsibilities within a development organization. Its goal is to ensure the production of high-quality software that meets the needs of its end-users, within a predictable schedule and budget. The Rational Unified Process captures many of the best practices in modem software development in a form that is suitable for a wide range of projects and organizations. It uses the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as the principal notation for the several models that are built dunng the development. The Rational Unified Process is a process product, developed and maintained by Rational Software, and integrated with its suite of software development tools. It is available from Rational Software on CD-ROM or through the Interact. Installed in a software development organization Intranet, it brings process guidance to the fingertips of the developers. It is highly customizable to the needs of the adopting organization. 3. R E F E R E N C E S [1] Kruchten, Ph., The Rational Unified Process--An Introduction, 2 nd ed., Addison-Wesley-Longman, Reading MA (2000). [2] Jacobson, I., Booch, Rumbaugh, J., The Unified Software Development Process, Addison-Wesley-Longman (1999). Rational Unified Process and RUP are registered trademarks of Rational Software Corp. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or a fee. 1CSE'02, May 19-25, 2002, Orlando, Florida, USA. Copyright 2002 ACM 1-58113-472-X/02/0005...$5.00.

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