This chapter describes how the Rational Unified Process is represented. We introduce the key concepts of roles, activities, artifacts, workflows, and disciplines as well as other elements used in the process's description.
A process describes who is doing what, how, and when. The Rational Unified Process is represented using five primary elements:
Roles: the who
Activities: the how
Artifacts: the what
Workflows: the when
Disciplines: the “container” for the preceding four kinds of element
Figure 3-1. Roles, activities, and artifact
Figure 3-6. Example of a workflow
The central concept ...