So far, our mantra has been to approach any application development effort with an eye toward incremental releases. Recall from Chapter 1 that risk is reduced exponentially if we tackle the project in stages. To align our terminology with the Unified Process, we will produce each of these increments by conducting many different iterations through the four phases (Inception, Elaboration, Construction, Transition). This approach will allow the project to focus first on the riskiest requirements. Toward that end, we propose the following release cycles as the staged increments for Remulak Productions:
1.1 Process Orders
1.2 Maintain Orders
1.3 Maintain Relationships (customer pathways ...