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Rational Unified Process, The: An Introduction, Third Edition by Philippe Kruchten

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Chapter 3. Static Structure: Process Description

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 Model of the Rational Unified Process

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

The first three elements are shown in Figure 3-1, and Figure 3-6 shows a workflow.

Figure 3-1. Roles, activities, and artifact

Figure 3-6. Example of a workflow

Roles

The central concept ...

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