The book has two parts .
Part I describes the process, its context, its history, its structure, and its software development lifecycle. It describes some of the key features that differentiate the Rational Unified Process from other software development processes:
Part II gives an overview of the various components of process, or disciplines. There is one chapter for each discipline.
Most discipline chapters are organized into six sections:
Two appendixes summarize all the roles of the process and artifacts (the work products of the process) that are introduced in Chapters 7 through 15. A list of acronyms and glossary of common terms are provided, as is an annotated bibliography.