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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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The Unified Process

The Unified Process from Rational Software is a very complete and detailed software process. It can be quite overwhelming. Out of the box, the Unified Process contains 103 artifacts, 9 workflows, 8 project plan templates, 4 phases, 136 activities, 14 work guidelines, and 43 Word and HTML templates. However, having built my own training course on the Unified Process and having implemented it for a host of companies, I have found that most projects stick with ten “essential” artifacts. These will be presented in more detail in Appendix A.

The Unified Process takes the concept of workflows, which are horizontal, and phases, which are vertical, and presents a model that quite nicely implements the notion of iterative and incremental ...

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