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RUP as a lightweight methodology

Shazia Parveen

Joined: Dec 19, 2004
Posts: 10
Hi all,

Anyone help me on this?

RUP is known to have it's version of DX (am i right in understanding that this is similar to XP which is why it is known to be a lightweight methodology)???

To what extent is RUP a lightweight methodology???

Stan James
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RUP is a framework you can use to make methods. One of the first key tasks in implementing RUP is to configure the flavor of method you'd like to use. So you can pretty well pick & choose from all the roles, workflows, tasks, deliverables, etc in RUP and make it what you want. I'm not familiar with DX ... is that a Rational offering? Maybe an "agile" pre-configured selection of RUP features?

Look at Scott Ambler's and his EUP superset of RUP. He does a great job of reminding us to only do what really has value, enabling you to look critically at any method and skip the bits that aren't helping *you* deliver software more efficiently.

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Originally posted by Stan James:
I'm not familiar with DX ... is that a Rational offering? Maybe an "agile" pre-configured selection of RUP features?

It's a RUP configuration created by Robert C. Martin, and it's called dX (read it upside down!).

Rational also had an XP plugin for it's RUP suite for download, but I can't find it anymore...

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Scott Ambler
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You might find Skinnier RUP and Agile Modeling with the Unified Process to be of interest.

- Scott

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Shazia Parveen

Joined: Dec 19, 2004
Posts: 10
Thanks Scott...those links were very useful!
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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