What do all these initials stand for? XP = eXtreme Programming, right? YEPP - right on UP = Unified Process (unified method) RUP = Rational Unified Process (UP from Rational, but since the people tht gave us UP (Booch, Rumbaugh then Jabobson) were the principles at Rational - early on the difference was moot DRUP = ? - Do not know what it stands for, but i think this is Booch's approach to a smaller, process. Steve
For a very good, but very short historical article on how UML and UP were co-developed, see: Communications of the ACM, October 1999 "UML in Action", Grady Booch, Guest Editor. Rest of the journal has many real examples of UML.
yeah , Steve you are right. It is Booch's approach for minimal RUP. It is lightweight RUP you can say. I think about this he is writing in his forthcoming book with newkirk. Do you know more such type of processes ? which goes on the same lines of RUP & XP ?