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Enterprise Unified Process, The

Enterprise Unified Process, The

Extending the Rational Unified Process

Scott Ambler, John Nalbone, Michael Vizdos

Feb 2005, Paperback, 408 pages
ISBN13: 9780131914513
ISBN10: 0131914510
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This book describes the fundamentals of the Enterprise Unified Process(EUP), an extension of the IBM/Rational Unified Process (RUP) that helpsmake it a full IT lifecycle. The book is, above all, practical. It gives a short, tothe point description of what the EUP is and how it addresses the shortfalls ofthe RUP that most organizations will encounter. While there are several RUPbooks, no single book address organizationsal issues that the EUP addresses(namely, where the RUP falls short). With this in mind, the authors provide abrief overview of the RUP but focuses mainly on the issues that the RUP mostignores (e.g. cross-project and enterprise issues). This is a "how to" guide usingreal-world experiences and examples for the practitioner. This book is notproduct specific and it is tool agnostic. Enterprise Unified Process is built onbeing an add-on to the RUP, instead of a detractor.

Extend RUP to Drive Improvements Across the Entire IT Lifecycle

The Rational Unified Process is a powerful tool for improving software development -- but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Today's development organizations need to extend RUP to cover the entire IT lifecycle, including the cross-project and enterprise issues it largely ignores. The Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) does precisely that, enabling you to deliver systems that meet all the needs of today's businesses. Now, EUP's creator and architects present the definitive introduction to EUP, and demonstrate how to use it in your environment.

The Enterprise Unified Process systematically identifies the business and technical problems that RUP fails to address, and shows how EUP fills those gaps. Using actual examples and case studies, the authors introduce processes and disciplines for producing new software, implementing strategic reuse, "sunsetting" obsolete code and systems, managing software portfolios, and much more. Their independent, "tool agnostic" coverage will be indispensable no matter which RUP products or platforms you've invested in. Coverage includes

  • Practical, step-by-step guidance for adopting EUP in midsized-to-large organizations

  • Proven processes for optimizing ongoing IT operations and support

  • Enterprise business modeling and architecture with EUP

  • EUP disciplines for enterprise administration, people management, and software process improvement

  • Using the new EUP plug-in for IBM's RUP platform

  • Workflow diagrams fully consistent with RUP for easy understanding

  • Detailed appendices covering EUP roles, artifacts, and terminology

EUP is the missing link that can help IT professionals achieve the full benefits of RUP in the enterprise. This book will help you discover it, master it, implement it, and succeed with it.


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About the Authors.

Foreword.

Preface.

I.FROM THE RUP TO THE EUP.

1. Introduction.

Types of Processes.

History of the Enterprise Unified Process.

Why an IT Process.

This Book.

Summary.

2. The Rational Unified Process.

Serial in the Large.

Iterative in the Small.

Delivering Incremental Releases Over Time.

Following Proven Best Practices.

Why the RUP.

The RUP as a Process Framework

Summary.

3. Introduction to the Enterprise Unified Process.

From a Development to a System Lifecycle.

The Production Phase.

The Retirement Phase.

The Operations and Support Discipline.

The Information Technology Lifecycle.

The Zachman Framework and the EUP.

Common Threads Throughout This Book.

The EUP in Practice.

Summary.

II. BEYOND DEVELOPMENT.

4. The Production Phase.

Objectives.

Essential Activities.

Handling Concurrent Releases.

Support Strategies.

The Release Retirement Milestone.

Case Studies.

Hosting and Operating Business Applications.

Microsoft Support.

Summary.

5. The Retirement Phase.

Objectives.

Essential Activites.

Analyze System Interactions.

Determine Retirement Strategy.

Update the Documentation.

Test.

Migrate Users.

Remove the System.

Managing Retirement Efforts.

The Release Retirement Milestone.

Case Studies.

Migration off the Mainframe.

Retirement of an Office Suite.

Summary.

6. The Operations and Support Discipline.

Workflow.

Plan Operations and Support Deployment.

Support Users.

Operate Systems.

Prepare for Disaster.

Recover from Disaster.

Case Studies.

Operations.

Support.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

III. THE ENTERPRISEMANAGEMENT DISCIPLINES.

7. The EnterpriseBusiness Modeling Discipline.

Workflow.

Define Enterprise Strategy.

Model Business Processes.

Identify Process Implementation Options.

Model the Domain.

Model the Organization.

Support Project Teams.

Case Study.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

8. The Portfolio Management Discipline.

Workflow.

Inventory Current Systems.

Plan Portfolio and Programs.

Manage Portfolio.

Manage Programs.

Manage Contracts.

Manage Enterprise Risk.

Case Study.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

9. The EnterpriseArchitecture Discipline.

Workflow.

Define Architectural Requirements.

Define Candidate Architecture.

Refine Enterprise Architecture.

Define Reference Architecture.

Support the Project Teams.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

10. The Strategic Reuse Discipline.

Workflow.

Plan Reuse Program.

Harvest Existing Assets.

Obtain External Asset.

Develop Asset.

Evolve Asset.

Publish Asset.

Retire Asset.

Support Project Teams.

Measure Reuse Program.

Case Studies.

Quantity Over Quality.

Architected Reuse via Service Domains.

Grassroots Success.

Timing.

Anti-Patterns.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

11. The People Management Discipline.

Workflow.

Plan Staffing.

Diversify Staffing.

Manage Staff.

Guide Careers.

Succession Planning.

Case Study.

Tools.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

12. The EnterpriseAdministration Discipline.

Workflow.

Manage Enterprise Physical Assets.

Manage Enterprise Information Assets.

Manage Enterprise Security.

Support Project Teams.

Case Studies.

Data Management.

Security.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

13. The Software Process Improvement Discipline.

Workflow.

Assess Process Needs.

Create Process.

Tailor Process.

Deploy Process.

Support Project Teams.

Case Studies.

The Big-Bang Approach to SPI.

An Incremental Approach to SPI.

Publishing and Supporting Corporate Guidance.

Corporate Governance.

Anti-Patterns.

Timing.

Tools.

Relation to Other Disciplines.

Summary.

IV. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

14. Adopting the EnterpriseUnified Process.

Software Process Improvement Implementation.

Proceed Incrementally.

The Inception Phase of an EUP Adoption Project.

The Elaboration Phase of an EUP Adoption Project.

The Construction Phase of an EUP Adoption Project.

The Transition Phase of an EUP Adoption Project.

The Production Phase of an EUP Adoption Project.

The Retirement Phase of an EUP Adoption Project.

Training.

Mentoring.

Measure Progress.

Success.

Summary.

15. Parting Thoughts.

Appendix A: Roles.

Appendix B: Artifacts.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations.

References and Recommended Reading.

Index.

A teaching guide that provides extensions to the popular Rational Unified Process needed to make it practical in an enterprise environment.

Maximize your organization's IT investment by extending the power of IBM/Rational Unified Process to the entire enterprise

Valuable perspective provided by case studies and examples that demonstrate both success and failure

Based on the author's team's extensive experience helping organizations improve their software processes

The Enterpise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified ProcessAbout the Authors

Scott Ambler is a senior consultant with Ronin International, Inc. specializing in software process improvement, adoption, and mentoring. He has contributed to the RUP and has been working with organizations since 1999 to adopt and extend the RUP. He is the thought leader behind the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP), Agile Model Driven Development (AMDD), the Agile Data (AD) method, and the process patterns of the Object-Oriented Software Process (OOSP). He has worked in the information technology (IT) industry since the late 1980s in a wide range of roles within a variety of industries, including financial, retail, military, and health. He has either authored or co-authored numerous books, including The Object Primer, The Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, Agile Database Techniques, and the four-book Unified Process series. He is a senior editor with Software Development (http://www.sdmagazine.com) and an international speaker in the IT field.

John Nalbone is a senior consultant with Ronin International, Inc. He has worked in the information technology (IT) industry since the late 1980s in a variety of roles. Although he started his career as a coder, his experience covers a wide range, including being an analyst, designer, architect, developer, project manager, and process engineer. He has worked on a variety of projects over the years, including debugging operating systems, developing expert systems, and enterprise architecture efforts, with a number of different clients, including startups, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. His current focus is on helping companies with their process improvement efforts; in particular helping them to adopt both the RUP and/or the EUP.

Michael Vizdos is President of Ronin International, Inc. Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in all aspects of the system lifecycle. He came to Ronin with a variety of experience, including six years at Electronic Data Systems and two start-up companies. His specialty is building successful Professional Services teams, and he is also a Certified Scrum Master (http://www.michaelvizdos.com). Michael speaks and writes about various process IT-related topics.

Ronin International, Inc. is based in Evergreen Colorado, just outside of Denver. The team at Ronin is known and respected as a market leader for planning, improving, and implementing various software practices throughout the world. Ronin consultants are in the "knowledge transfer" business. Their goal is to transfer knowledge from their experts to your team members. They work with clients to develop working software, create or improve new software process improvement efforts, and facilitate long-term strategic planning sessions for your IT organization.


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