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Your First Steps Toward Implementing RUP and IBM Rational Solutions

Chapter Description

Are you interested in RUP, but have questions about how it will solve your problems and how to begin selling the executives on this process solution? Joshua Barnes offers information that will help you evaluate the potential value that RUP and IBM Rational Solutions deliver to your company.

Chapter Return on Investment

  • The potential value that RUP and IBM Rational Solutions deliver to your company.
  • Common problems RUP and IBM Rational Solutions solve.
  • How to begin selling the executives on this process solution and tools and simultaneously create awareness and excitement.

This chapter focuses on key points to bring awareness and generate excitement about RUP and IBM Rational Solutions once interest in them has been discovered. At this point, you have used the guidance in Chapter 1, “Evaluating Process Solutions,” as an objective method for selecting the proposed process solution for your organization. I will discuss why these key points have great potential to add value to any company and will begin to identify how and where they can add value to your own company. Next, I will take you through activities that can be used to begin selling the idea of implementing them to your executives and decision makers. That’s right—it will take some selling on the potential value and return on investment to move to the next step, assessing your organization and building the business case for change, which is covered in the next chapter.

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