This article originally appeared in the January
2003 issue of The Rational Edge E-zine on-line magazine, copyright 2002-2003 IBM and Max
The Rational Unified Process (RUP) is a rigorous software development process advocated by the
Rational Software Corporation.
The downloadable PDF file of the paper on this site is the one prepared by the Rational Edge
editorial staff with the special assistance of Ms Marlene Ellin.
Published here October, 2003.