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Building Web Applications with UML by Jim Conallen

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Chapter Summary

  • Developing applications is hard work. A strong process helps bring a project to maturity repeatedly and reliably.

  • A software development process has four roles:

    • To provide guidance to the order of the team's activities

    • To define the artifacts of the process

    • To direct the tasks of the teams

    • To offer criteria for monitoring and measuring the project's progress

  • The process described here is iterative, is use case driven, and relies on a strong architectural foundation.

  • Iterations don't just happen; they are planned in advance.

  • An important goal of the iterative process is to address risk early. Use cases representing potential risk are targeted for early elaboration.

  • Establishing a rhythm helps build project inertia.

  • Every process needs to ...

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