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Enterprise Unified Process, The: Extending the Rational Unified Process

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Extend RUP to Drive Improvements Across the Entire IT Lifecycle

The Rational Unified Process is a powerful tool for improving software development -- but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Today's development organizations need to extend RUP to cover the entire IT lifecycle, including the cross-project and enterprise issues it largely ignores. The Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) does precisely that, enabling you to deliver systems that meet all the needs of today's businesses. Now, EUP's creator and architects present the definitive introduction to EUP, and demonstrate how to use it in your environment.

The Enterprise Unified Process systematically identifies the business and technical problems that RUP fails to address, and shows how EUP fills those gaps. Using actual examples and case studies, the authors introduce processes and disciplines for producing new software, implementing strategic reuse, "sunsetting" obsolete code and systems, managing software portfolios, and much more. Their independent, "tool agnostic" coverage will be indispensable no matter which RUP products or platforms you've invested in. Coverage includes

  • Practical, step-by-step guidance for adopting EUP in midsized-to-large organizations

  • Proven processes for optimizing ongoing IT operations and support

  • Enterprise business modeling and architecture with EUP

  • EUP disciplines for enterprise administration, people management, and software process improvement

  • Using the new EUP plug-in for IBM's RUP platform

  • Workflow diagrams fully consistent with RUP for easy understanding

  • Detailed appendices covering EUP roles, artifacts, and terminology

EUP is the missing link that can help IT professionals achieve the full benefits of RUP in the enterprise. This book will help you discover it, master it, implement it, and succeed with it.

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Praise for The Enterprise Unified Process
  3. About the Authors
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
    1. Features of This Book
    2. Who Should Read This Book
    3. Acknowledgments
  6. I. From the RUP to the EUP
    1. 1. Introduction
      1. Types of Process
      2. History of the Enterprise Unified Process
      3. Why an IT Process?
        1. This Book
      4. Summary
    2. 2. The Rational Unified Process
      1. Serial in the Large
      2. Iterative in the Small
      3. Delivering Incremental Releases Over Time
      4. Following Proven Best Practices
      5. Why the RUP?
      6. The RUP as a Process Framework
      7. Summary
    3. 3. Introduction to the Enterprise Unified Process
      1. From a Development to a System Lifecycle
      2. The Production Phase
      3. The Retirement Phase
      4. The Operations and Support Discipline
      5. The Information Technology (IT) Lifecycle
      6. The Zachman Framework and the EUP
      7. Common Threads Throughout This Book
      8. The EUP in Practice
      9. Summary
  7. II. Beyond Development
    1. 4. The Production Phase
      1. Objectives
      2. Essential Activities
      3. Handling Concurrent Releases
      4. Support Strategies
      5. The Release Retirement Milestone
      6. Case Studies
        1. Hosting and Operating Business Applications
        2. Microsoft Support
      7. Summary
    2. 5. The Retirement Phase
      1. Objectives
      2. Essential Activities
        1. Analyze System Interactions
        2. Determine Retirement Strategy
        3. Update the Documentation
        4. Test
        5. Migrate Users
        6. Remove the System
      3. Managing Retirement Efforts
      4. The Release Retirement Milestone
      5. Case Studies
        1. Migration off the Mainframe
        2. Retirement of an Office Suite
      6. Summary
    3. 6. The Operations and Support Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Plan Operations and Support Deployment
        2. Support Users
          1. Escalation Strategy
          2. Touch-and-Hold Strategy
          3. Making Support Work
        3. Operate Systems
          1. Making Operations Work
        4. Prepare for Disaster
        5. Recover from Disaster
      2. Case Studies
        1. Operations
        2. Support
      3. Anti-Patterns
      4. Timing
      5. Tools
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
  8. III. The Enterprise Management Disciplines
    1. 7. The Enterprise Business Modeling Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Define Enterprise Strategy
        2. Model Business Processes
        3. Identify Process Implementation Options
        4. Model the Domain
        5. Model the Organization
        6. Support Project Teams
      2. Case Study
      3. Anti-Patterns
      4. Timing
      5. Tools
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
    2. 8. The Portfolio Management Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Inventory Current Systems
        2. Plan Portfolio and Programs
        3. Manage Portfolio
        4. Manage Programs
        5. Manage Contracts
        6. Manage Enterprise Risk
      2. Case Study
      3. Anti-Patterns
      4. Timing
      5. Tools
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
    3. 9. The Enterprise Architecture Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Define Architectural Requirements
        2. Define Candidate Architecture
        3. Refine Enterprise Architecture
        4. Define Reference Architecture
        5. Support the Project Teams
      2. Anti-Patterns
      3. Timing
      4. Tools
      5. Relation to Other Disciplines
      6. Summary
    4. 10. The Strategic Reuse Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Plan Reuse Program
        2. Harvest Existing Assets
        3. Obtain External Asset
        4. Develop Asset
        5. Evolve Asset
        6. Publish Asset
        7. Retire Asset
        8. Support Project Teams
        9. Measure Reuse Program
      2. Case Studies
        1. Quantity Over Quality
        2. Architected Reuse via Service Domains
        3. Grassroots Success
      3. Timing
      4. Anti-Patterns
      5. Tools
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
    5. 11. The People Management Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Plan Staffing
        2. Diversify Staffing
        3. Manage Staff
        4. Guide Careers
        5. Succession Planning
      2. Case Study
      3. Tools
      4. Anti-Patterns
      5. Timing
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
    6. 12. The Enterprise Administration Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Manage Enterprise Physical Assets
        2. Manage Enterprise Information Assets
        3. Manage Enterprise Security
        4. Support Project Teams
      2. Case Studies
        1. Data Management
        2. Security
      3. Anti-Patterns
      4. Timing
      5. Tools
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
    7. 13. The Software Process Improvement Discipline
      1. Workflow
        1. Assess Process Needs
        2. Create Process
        3. Tailor Process
        4. Deploy Process
        5. Support Project Teams
      2. Case Studies
        1. The Big-Bang Approach to SPI
        2. An Incremental Approach to SPI
        3. Publishing and Supporting Corporate Guidance
        4. Corporate Governance
      3. Anti-Patterns
      4. Timing
      5. Tools
      6. Relation to Other Disciplines
      7. Summary
  9. IV. Putting It All Together
    1. 14. Adopting the Enterprise Unified Process
      1. Software Process Improvement Implementation
        1. Proceed Incrementally
        2. The Inception Phase of an EUP Adoption Project
        3. The Elaboration Phase of an EUP Adoption Project
        4. The Construction Phase of an EUP Adoption Project
          1. Tailor the EUP Content
          2. Create Development Cases
          3. Tailor Guidance and Templates
          4. Run Pilot Projects
        5. The Transition Phase of an EUP Adoption Project
        6. The Production Phase of an EUP Adoption Project
        7. The Retirement Phase of an EUP Adoption Project
      2. Training
      3. Mentoring
      4. Measure Progress
      5. Success?
      6. Summary
    2. 15. Parting Thoughts
  10. A. Roles
  11. B. Artifacts
  12. C. Glossary
  13. D. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  14. References and Recommended Reading