||An agile instantiation of the Unified Process which
downloaded free of charge.
Basic Unified Process
||A simplified version of the RUP which is being
donated by IBM Rational for inclusion into the
Eclipse Process Framework (EPF)
as open source.
|CUP: CMMI Unified Process
||You think that there's a lot of unnecessary paper
work in your version of the UP? You ain't seen nothing until
you've tried the CUP. Once your IT organization gets good at CMMI
UP it is likely that senior management will simplify things by tailoring
the process down to a single "Outsource Everything to India" discipline.
|DUP: D'Oh Unified Process
||The process followed by employees at the Springfield
Nuclear Power Plant.
Enterprise Unified Process
||An extension to the UP which extends the lifecycle
with enterprise-oriented disciplines as well as two new phases
(Production and Retirement).
Essential Unified Process
||A lightweight, agile, easy to use,
|FUP: F'd UP
||The UP when you don't hire mentors with the skills to
tailor it down to something which meets your actual needs.
|GUP: Grown UP
||A tailoring of the UP after your organization has
been successful with it for years. Over time you slowly tailor the
UP down to something that strangely looks like
Extreme Programming (XP).
|HUP: Held UP
||What happens when you walk around the wrong parts of
town late at night.
|IUP: Interstellar Unified Process
||This process addresses every conceivable activity you
may ever perform, and every inconceivable activity as well, in any
conceivable business. Last year a forest the size of Rhode Island
was decimated just so a single copy of the process could be printed out
for the CMMI auditors.
|JUP: Java Unified Process
||In the IT industry these days, anything starting with
the letter J must be a Java thing.
|KUP: Knowledge Unified Process
||A process by which you spend millions of dollars
capturing the knowledge of your organization's experts in electronic
form so that it can be shared with everyone else, only to see that
investment completely and utterly wasted when you discover that people
don't actually read this sort of information, instead they prefer to
collaborate with the experts. Who would have guess that you can't
address a human resources (HR) problem, that of losing valuable
expertise, with needless bureaucracy?
|LUP: Literary Unified Process
||A form of the UP where no actual software gets
produced, only paper-based documentation which is endlessly reviewed,
corrected, and then reviewed again. Sometimes the RUP degenerates
into the LUP, particularly in large companies and/or government
organizations. But then again, if you can't get the documentation
perfect then there is no way that you could possibly building good
|MUP: Meta Unified Process
||A unified process for describing a Unified Process.
The OMG defines meta process levels of MP0 (e.g. the RUP), MP1 (e.g. the
MUP), MP2 (e.g. the meta MUP), and MP3 (e.g. a downloadable audio
version of the RUP).
|NUP: Nike Unified Process
||This simplest form of the UP to date. It is
described by three simple words: Just Do It.
|OUP: Ordered Unified Process
||A serial version of the UP where every activity is
performed in serial order. This is a degenerate form of the RUP
which is often implemented by traditionalists who just don't get the
concept of evolutionary development.
|PUP: Puppy Unified Process
||The process for house training a young dog. You
print the process and then put the printed sheets down on the floor for
the puppies. As the puppies do their business you tailor the process
down to something simpler, reprint, and then iterate. Eventually
the process is tailored down to something that fits on one page, and the
puppies are pretty much house trained by that point.
|QUP: Quincy Unified Process
||The process followed by medical examiners responsible
for solving a crime within a one hour time frame. Followed by the
people who work for CSI: Miami, CSI: SVU, CSI: SUV (they solve
automobile-related crimes), and CSI: Toledo (this is a team is run by
Captain Klinger, formerly a corporal in the US army, which focuses on
crimes of fashion).
Rational Unified Process
||A framework from which software
development processes can be instantiated.
|SUP: Slang Unified Process
||What's SUP dude?
Tivoli Unified Process
||IBM's Tivoli Unified Process (TUP) delivers a
prescriptive approach to IT Service Management for clients and partners.
It looks a lot like a combination of the
Operations and Support and
Enterprise Administration disciplines, probably because of the ITIL
influence on all three.
|UUP: Unified Unified Process
||The collection of all versions of the Unified
Process in one single framework.
|VUP: Vendetta Unified Process
||This is the process which your project stakeholders
follow once they discover that a failed IT project has only delivered
mounds of useless documentation, even though the project manager had
been reporting improved "earned value" scores up until the very end of
|WUP: Wazz UP
||A process for brewing mediocre yet strangely popular
|XUP: Xerox Unified Process
||The detailed procedures required to successfully
operate your company's photocopier. Bet you thought I couldn't
come up with something for the letter X. ;-)
|YUP: Yes-Sir Unified Process
||"YUP" is what you tell your manager when he asks if you're
following the official process, regardless of whether you're actually
|ZUP: Zydeco Unified Process
||The process being followed by the US Government to
rebuild the city of New Orleans. The process involves lots of
politicians making grand promises, recent immigrants doing a lot of hard
work yet receiving little credit for it, and former residents still
partying like it's 1999 all the while complaining about their living