IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP)

Proven best practices for software and systems delivery

RUP: Best practices for design, implementation and effective project management

IBM Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) is a comprehensive process framework that provides industry-tested practices for software and systems delivery and implementation and for effective project management. It is one of many processes contained within the Rational Process Library, which offers best practices guidance suited to your particular development or project need.

IBM Rational Method Composer allows you to easily customize RUP to meet the unique needs of your project. It enables you to select and deploy only the process components you need, and then publish it through your intranet.

The RUP process framework with Rational Method Composer provides:

RUP promotes iterative development and organizes the development of software and systems into four phases, each consisting of one or more executable iterations of the software at that stage of development.

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 Rational Unified Process Rational Unified Process
Best practices for software development teams

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 RUP implementer roadmap RUP implementer roadmap
How to choose the type of RUP implementation suitable for a project.

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 ALT Customer story: Volvo
Implementing RUP in an organization

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