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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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The Production Phase

The EUP's production phase represents the portion of the system life cycle in which the release of a system is in actual use. As the name implies, the goal of this phase is to keep your software in use until it is either replaced with a new version—from a minor release such as a bug fix to a major new release—or it is retired and removed from service. Note that there are no iterations during this phase, or there is one iteration, depending on how you look at it, because this phase applies to the lifetime of a single release of your system. To develop and deploy a new release of your software, you will need to run through the four development phases again, a concept depicted in Figure 6-3.

Figure 6-3. The augmented view of ...

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