4 stages; inception, collaboration, construction, transition
It is the strategy of finding out what you are going to do, is it feasible? rough estimate of
It is to establish some common vision for objectives of the project, determine if feasible
and decide if it is worth investigation in elaboration.
Artifacts that start in inception:
Vision and business case-describes high level goals
Use case mode;- describes functional requirements
Supplementary specs: describes other requirements
Glossary- key terms
Risk list and risk management plan- technical risks to result in lower risk
Iteration plan: describes what to do in first elaboration iteration.
Phase plan and software development plan: guess for elaboration phase duration, Tools,
people, education and other resources.
Development case: description of customized UP (unified process steps and artifacts for
Requirements and use cases:
Sloppy requirements can ruin the project, must be specific and done early.
FURPS- functionality, usability, reliability, performance, supportability
Vision: High level requirements that are elaborate in the use case model (set of typical scenarios
of using a system)
Supplementary specification: i.e. p