27 September 2004 to 1 October 2004
Interlaken, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

Experience with the Unified Process

30 Sep 2004, 10:00
Coffee (Interlaken, Switzerland)


Interlaken, Switzerland

Board: 45
poster Track 3 - Core Software Poster Session 3




The adoption of a rigorous software process is well known to represent a key factor for the quality of the software product and the most effective usage of the human resources available to a software project. The Unified Process, in particular its commercial packaging known as the RUP (Rational Unified Process) has been one of the most widely used software process models in the software industry for a number of years. We present the application of the Unified Process and of the RUP to a variety of software projects in the High Energy Physics environment. We illustrate how the UP/RUP provide a flexible process framework, that can be tailored to the different needs of individual software projects. We describe the experience with different approaches (top-down and bottom-up) to the implementation of the process in software organizations. We document a critical analysis of the effects of the adoption of the UP/RUP, and discuss the relative benefits of the public (UP) and commercial (RUP) versions of the process. Finally, we discuss the curious results of the effects of applying the RUP to a software development environment that is not aware of adopting it

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