I need to clarify one important point before proceeding. Process Patterns can be considered interesting heuristics but are not intended to replace iterative methodologies such as the Rational Unified Process (RUP). In fact, Process Patterns can be thought of as observable behaviors that provide insights and are complementary to such methodologies. I am a strong believer in iterative development and often use a modified version of RUP as a development guide.
The following Process Patterns will be covered: