Using the RUP for Small Projects: Expanding Upon eXtreme Programming

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by Gary Pollice, Rational Software 

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The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is a complete software-development process framework that comes with several out-of-the-box instances. Processes derived from RUP vary from lightweight addressing the needs of small projects with short product cycles to more comprehensive processes addressing the broader needs of large, possibly distributed, project teams. Projects of all types and sizes have successfully used RUP. This white paper describes how to apply RUP in a lightweight manner to small projects. We describe how to effectively apply eXtreme Programming (XP) techniques within the broader context of a complete project.

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