Chapter 14. Requirements Management in the Rational Unified Process

This chapter explains how the requirements management approach presented in this book maps to the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP). It also discusses using the pyramid approach with noniterative processes (such as Waterfall) and shows how to move from these processes to RUP.

The Rational Unified Process

RUP is a software engineering process. It provides a disciplined approach to software development [GOR03] by assigning tasks and responsibilities to team members, specifying workflows, and providing guidelines.

The process has two dimensions, as shown in Figure 14.1. Along the horizontal axis are four phases: Inception, Elaboration, Construction, and Transition. Each phase consists ...

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