The following projects applied many of the values and practices that characterize a UP project:
Large Canadian Automated Air Traffic Control System
- Ten years, 400 people, Ada and C++, an L400 life-critical project, [PKT93].
- This was a large test bed for the practices that were later refined as the RUP. The chief architect was Dr. Kruchten (who drove the adoption of these practices), also the lead architect of the RUP. It was first attempted as a waterfall project, failed, and then was restarted under the new process direction of Kruchten as an iterative project. As a successful iterative ATC project, it is an instructional contrast to the failed attempt (after 11 years and $2.6 billion USD) to replace the USA ATC, which was unsuccessfully run as a waterfall project [GAO98].
- Prime developer: Raytheon Systems Canada. Originally, Hughes Canada Systems Division.
Medium Ogre Nextgen Economic Modeling System
- Two years, 15 people, Java technologies, an E20 project.
- A Java technology decision support system used by oil/gas asset holders (e.g., potential oil fields). Development involved 19 iterations that on average were four weeks. Included the Scrum practice of a demonstration to external stakeholders at the end of each iteration.
- Prime developer: Valtech USA.
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- One year, six people, Java technologies, [Evans01].