OpenUP

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Proponents of RUP, the golden methodology of 1998, is trying revamp it as OpenUP.

My first reaction is positive - browsing the Work Products I cannot find any required UML diagram. But after a while I get the feeling that they have fixed the implementation without getting the big picture.

It is still has four phases, delivering a feature complete project after the transition phase. No lean, incremental deliveries to production, but how could they? It explicitly defers deployment and operation leaving it to other parts of the organization.

But this is my favorite one:

OpenUP is minimal, complete, and extensible. It’s the minimum amount of process for a small team.

No, it is not minimal and it is not complete. It is less lipstick on the pig.