Chapter 6 The Inception Phase

In this chapter, we’ll provide a basic understanding of what Inception, the first phase of the RUP lifecycle, is all about. Many newcomers to the RUP approach get lost in the rich set of activities and guidelines that it provides and often lose perspective on what they are trying to achieve. The RUP approach is actually quite simple: Make sure you have a clear picture of the objectives for each of the four phases (see Figure 6.1) and imagine what these concrete objectives mean for your situation. Understanding what you want to achieve in a phase will help you apply the RUP approach to your projects more effectively; you will select and perform only those activities that will contribute to achieving the objectives ...

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