Agile Unified Process
Agile Unified Process (AUP) is a simplified version of the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP). It
describes a simple, easy to understand approach to developing business application software using agile
techniques and concepts yet still remaining true to the RUP.
The AUP applies agile techniques including test driven development (TDD), Agile Modeling, agile change
management, and database refactoring to improve productivity.
The AUP has seven disciplines.
1. Model. Understand the business of the organization, the problem domain being
addressed by the project, and identify a viable solution to address the problem domain.
2. Implementation. Transform model(s) into executable code and perform a basic level of
testing, in particular unit testing.
3. Test. Perform an objective evaluation to ensure quality. This includes finding defects,
validating that the system works as designed, and verifying that the requirements are
4. Deployment. Plan for the delivery of the system and to execute the plan to make the
system available to end users.
5. Configuration Management. Manage access to project artifacts. This includes not only
tracking artifact versions over time but also controlling and managing changes to them.
6. Project Management. Direct the activities that take place within the project. This
includes managing risks, directing people (assigning tasks, tracking progress, etc.), and
coordinating with people and systems outside the scope of the project to be sure that it
is delivered on time and within budget.
7. Environment. Support the rest of the effort by ensuring that the proper process,
guidance (standards and guidelines), and tools (hardware, software, etc.) are available
for the team as needed.
The Agile UP is based on the following philosophies.
1. Your staff knows what they're doing. People are not going to read detailed process
documentation, but they will want some...