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Methodology & Processs ?

kri shan
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What is the difference between Methodology(Extreme Programming) & Processs (RUP) ?
Scott Ambler
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Isn't that Methodology (RUP) and Process (XP)? ;-)

The terms methodology and process are used interchangably. Some people will distinguish between the two, but there doesn't seem to be much value in doing so.

- Scott


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Stan James
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One might be able to argue that RUP is a METHOD and the study of methods is METHODOLOGY, but I'm with Scott: methodology and process are largely interchangeable in conversation.


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Lasse Koskela
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What Scott said.

If we were into nitpicking about terminology and to spell out what Scott said along with the smiley...

RUP would be more of a methodology than a process because it doesn't define one but rather gives you a list of things you should pick into your tailored RUP instance. XP on the other hand is a process because it clearly defines one.


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Scott Ambler
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Actually, RUP is a framework from which you instantiate processes (or methods, take your pick).

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