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The Rational Unified Process Made Easy: A Practitioner's Guide to the RUP by Philippe Kruchten, Per Kroll

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Chapter 7 The Elaboration Phase

This chapter provides a general introduction to Elaboration, the second phase of the RUP lifecycle. This is the phase in which the differences between the waterfall and iterative approaches are most apparent: In particular, there is a radical difference in the types of activities performed in each of the approaches. The major advantages of the iterative approach will become clear: It addresses major risks, builds an early skeleton architecture of the system, and refines and evolves the project plans that were produced in Inception. These plans will continue to be revised throughout the project. In short, iterative development allows your project to adapt to the discovery of new or unknown issues.

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