Rational Unified Process - IBM Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) is a comprehensive process framework that provides industry-tested practices for software and systems delivery and implementation and for effective project management. It is one of many processes contained within the Rational Process Library, which offers best practices guidance suited to your particular development or project need. If you'd like a free poster, you can sign up for them at http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/offers/rupposter/
Here is a sample of a RUP project - http://alberttwong.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/RUP/SmallProjects/
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Rational Unified Process (RUP) is very misunderstood. It has one of the worse reputation out there because there is alot of FUD out there spread by people who don't really understand its value and benefit. To the un-educated, RUP is an over engineered SDLC (software development life cycle) process that has no real value in a world where everything is quick, dynamic, and there's no time for planning. That's absolutely wrong. Rational Unified Process, in it's 3rd major revision, has come a long way and has evolved just like the IT industry. With tooling like Rational Method Composer, people can easy adapt RUP to fit time-boxed, time-crunched projects to multi-year projects while providing that rigor that the business needs for planning. IBM Global Services uses RUP in almost all the projects they execute. As a IBM Certified Solution in Rational Unified Process, I'd highly encourage you to learn more about it. Below is an online class for you to understand it more and help you gain certification in the process.
---------------------------IBM Certified Solution Designer - IBM Rational Unified Process V7.0
An intermediate level solution designer is an individual with extensive product knowledge who understands the principles involved and the uses of Rational Unified Process. The individual should be proficient with RUP terminology, iterative development principles and related work products, method elements and their relationships, process elements and their relationships, and the basic intent and content of RUP disciplines.
It is expected that this solution designer will be generally self-sufficient and able to perform the tasks involved in the role with limited assistance from peers, product documentation and vendor support services.
To receive this certification, you need to pass the following test
----------------------------Principles of Rational Unified Process v7.0
In this course you will be introduced to the basic principles of Rational Unified Process® (RUP), from the key principles that provide the foundation of the process, to the disciplines and phases that comprise the process. This course is designed specifically for developers, managers, and designers who are just beginning to use RUP for their software development projects.
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