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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 16 An Architect’s Guide to the RUP

You are a software architect, and you are about to use the RUP product. This chapter is a guide to help you understand your role in a software development project using the RUP approach. You will find a definition of the role of an architect and its interactions with other roles. We will define architecture and describe the various artifacts that an architect may develop. Finally, we will review some of the key RUP activities in which architects are involved.

The Mission of an Architect

A software architect leads and coordinates technical activities and artifacts throughout the project. A software architect coordinates some of the key design decisions in terms of technologies, structure, ...

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