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

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Chapter 10. The Analysis and Design Discipline

This chapter describes the key aspects of the analysis and design discipline. It introduces the main artifacts used in design—classes, subsystems, and collaborations—and explains the role of analysis and design in the overall development effort.

Purpose

The purpose of the analysis and design discipline is to translate the requirements into a specification that describes how to implement the system. To make this translation, you must understand the requirements and transform them into a system design by selecting the best implementation strategy. Early in the project, you must establish a robust architecture so that you can design a system that is easy to understand, build, and evolve. Then you must ...

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