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The Rational Unified Process Made Easy: A Practitioner's Guide to the RUP by Philippe Kruchten, Per Kroll

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Chapter 2 The Spirit of the RUP: Guidelines for Success

We are often asked, “How do I know when I apply the RUP correctly?” There is no black-and-white answer to this question. It is not meaningful to seek the answer by counting the number of activities in the RUP that you follow or how many artifacts in the RUP that you produce. Rather, the question can best be answered by looking at how well your project adheres to the fundamental principles that represent the essential “Spirit of the RUP.” These fundamental principles capture our experiences and those that thousands of Rational Software customers and colleagues have made over the last 20 years. Although these principles represent neither a complete view of the RUP nor the full complexity ...

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