Rational Unified Process RUP, Phases of RUP, inception, elaboration, construction, transition, Software Engineering

Rational Unified Process RUP, Phases of RUP, inception, elaboration, construction, transition, Software Engineering

In this tutorial, we try to answer the following questions;

  1. What is Rational Unified Process RUP?
  2. Phases of RUP? inception, elaboration, construction, transition

What is the Rational Unified Process?

  • Rational Unified Process is also called RUP.
  • RUP is a process for software development.
  • Inventor of RUP is Rational Software Corporation.
  • RUP involves 4 phases;
    • Inception
    • Elaboration
    • Construction
    • Transition

      What is the inception phase?

      • Inception phase involves the following activities;
        • Requirements understanding and requirements description
        • Understand the business case of the system being developed.
        • Describes the scope of the system.
        • Describes the goals of the system.
        • To identify the following  to interact with the systems initially;
          • External systems
          • People 
          • Organizations
        • To describe the followings initially;
          • Schedule
          • Estimate of the overall system
          • Risk assessment

What is the elaboration phase?

  • Refine the requirements
  • It ensures the followings for the construction phase;
    • Standards
    • Guidelines
    • Processes
    • Tools
  • Understanding of high priority risks
  • Elimination of high-quality risks.

    What is Construction phase?

    • To completely understand and describing the remaining requirements that were miss during inception and elaboration.
    • Prepare design of the system.
    • To ensure the successful validation of the customer.
    • To optimize the resources.
    • To minimize the cost.
    • To develop the versions of the system.

      What is the Transition phase?

      • Delivery of the overall system to the customer.
      • Defects findings
      • System modifications.
      • Product installation
      • Product release
Test Your Understandings

1.Product release is related to ?




(D) Transition

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2. Match the columns

Column AColumn  BAnswer
1.InceptionA. Develop the Version1 with
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2.Elaboration B. Guidelines for development 2 with 
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3.Construction C. System modifications 3 with 
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4.TransitionD. collects the initial basic requirements  4 with 
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