The Unified Process Inception Phase: Best Practices in Implementing the UP
This book is the third in a four-volume series that presents a critical review of the Unified Process. The authors present a survey of the alternate software processes, and synthesize a more robust process that addresses the complete breadth of your real-world development and production needs. After elaborating on the UP with a more complete software process, each volume presents a masters’ collection of today’s best practices in implementing the respective phase: Inception, Elaboration, Construction and Transition and Production. You get the collective wisdom of industry luminaries! Contributions by Ellen Gottesdiener, Larry O’Brien, Steve McConnell, Larry Runge, Karl Wiegers and others provide perspective on the macro issues like - How large-scale, mission critical software is developed and maintained ; How programming fits into the overall development lifecycle ; Tips and techniques to enhance your role (and career). And they address the details of implementing a software process with best practices on such issues as requirements, managing project risks, testing and measurement efforts and selecting and deploying the right tools. Ensure the success of your projects with a sound business case. Establish a firm foundation for your project in its Inception Phase with an architecture that will work, a realistic project plan and a committed team of professionals. This book presents best practices your team can follow to describe - Justification for the system and your approach to its development ; The initial requirements for the system ; The scope of the system ; The people, organizations and external systems that will interact with the system ; An initial risk assessment, schedule and estimate for the system ; An initial tailoring of the Unified Process to meet your exact needs.
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