The Rational Unified Process offers an excellent process and tool suite for large scale projects requiring 5 or more man years of development. But what about small projects (32K bytes code space or less), with short time lines (4 months), a tiny capital budget and as many contractors as needed to get it done within the time line? The Rational solution, with its 320 page introduction text and myraid of expensive tools, does not fit. This paper provides knowledge of domain experiences, quality assurance processes, and industry accepted software development best practices.