Purpose To top of page

The environment workflow focuses on the activities necessary to configure the process for a project. It describes the activities required to develop the guidelines in support of a project. The purpose of the environment activities is to provide the software development organization with the software development environment - both processes and tools - that will support the development team.

However, this workflow of the Rational Unified Process does not cover issues such as:

  • Selecting, acquiring, and getting the development tools to work, or
  • Maintaining the development environment.


The Concepts: Implementing a Process in an Organization, gives a step-by-step procedure to how to implement a process in an organization. However, this procedure is not described in terms of workers, activities and artifacts.

Relation to Other Workflows To top of page

The Environment workflow provides the supporting environment for a project. In doing so, it supports all other workflows:

The Environment workflow is one of the supporting workflows, which it also can be supporting:


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