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Unified Modeling Language User Guide, The, Second Edition by Ivar Jacobson, James Rumbaugh, Grady Booch

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Appendix B. Rational Unified Process

A process is a set of partially ordered steps intended to reach a goal. In software engineering, your goal is to efficiently and predictably deliver a software product that meets the needs of your business.

The UML is largely process-independent, meaning that you can use it with a number of software engineering processes. The Rational Unified Process is one such life cycle approach that is especially well-suited to the UML. The goal of the Rational Unified Process is to enable the production of highest quality software that meets end-user needs within predictable schedules and budgets. The Rational Unified Process captures some of the best current software development practices in a form that is tailorable for ...

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