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Compare RUP vs Agile Methodologies

Sreedhar Makarla

Joined: Mar 18, 2005
Posts: 1

Used RUP for several been reading Agile proces. What is the fundamental diffence/s between the two?

Dinaker Yanamandala

Joined: Mar 10, 2005
Posts: 9
i think comparing RUP, agile process is not the best way to look at SDLC process.

Fundamentally a SDLC activity can performed as Plan driven or risk driven or agile.

Incase of RUP it incorporates all 3 of the SDLC activities if you look at mile stones of RUP they are risk driven, and some activities are agile.

RUP is a frame work.

XP - many commonly associated with agile process has some of risk driven activities too.
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
Indeed, RUP is a process framework. The kind of process instance you get out of it is entirely dependent on how you pick'n'choose from what IBM/Rational has included into the framework. In fact, I'd call it a process buffet instead of a process framework.

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