In this chapter, we introduce the fourth and final phase of the RUP lifecycle, the Transition Phase (see Figure 9.1). While you read this chapter, remember that you need to decide how formally you want to capture artifacts: This could be done in your head, on a whiteboard, or in a model or document.
FIGURE 9.1 The Transition Phase. The Transition phase is the fourth and last phase of the RUP lifecycle; it has a well-defined set of objectives and is concluded by the Product Release Milestone. Use these objectives to help you decide which activities to carry out and which artifacts to produce.