The first principle is "Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software."
From that follows that all Agile Processes need to be inherently iterative.
Then can some one explain how UP, RUP & XP fall in the whole scheme of things
UP is a framework for iterative processes. RUP is the commercial version of the UP. It is possible to tailor Agile processes from RUP, but most teams seem to end up with rather plan-driven, communication-through-documents ones.
XP is the most popular Agile process. Technically it could be seen as an instance of RUP, though I'd say that there isa rather big disconnect in culture.
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