RUP for a small and medium size projects and teams

In the begining we would like to specify what is small and medium size project:

  • Small project: Has a budget of less than $100,000, a team size less than six, including team members who can be switched between this project and others on a daily basis, and a duration of less than six months.
  • Medium project: Has a budget of $100,000-$500,000, a team size of six to twelve, and a duration of six months to two years.
  • Large project: Has a budget over $500,000, a team size of thirteen or greater, and a duration of more than 2 years.

There seem to be two currents that push this “RUP doesn’t know small projects” perception:

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Key principles for business-driven development

From The Rational Edge: As a major update of IBM Rational’s six best practices for software development, this summary description articulates a new set of principles that characterize a mature approach to the creation, deployment, and evolution of software-intensive systems.

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