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Agile Development Conference (ADC'05)

24-29 July 2005

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  • Agile Development Conference - Cover

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c1
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  • Proceedings. Agile 2005

    Publication Year: 2005
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  • Agile Development Conference - Copyright

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): iv
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  • Agile Development Conference - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):v - viii
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  • Message from the Program Committee Chairs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): ix
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  • Research Program Committee

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  • Experience Reports Committee

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): xi
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  • Educators’ Symposium Committee

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): xii
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  • Metaphors be with you! (Metaphor System)

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):3 - 11
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    The original formulation of XP promoted metaphor to the status of essential practice. XP was the only agile method that made the use of metaphor this explicit and essential - unique. Unique: and immediately controversial. Few practitioners claimed to understand the intent of metaphor as a practice, how to devise and evaluate metaphors, or the relationship of metaphor to design and the other XP pra... View full abstract»

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  • Agile metrics at the Israeli Air Force

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 19
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    It is a significant challenge to implement and research agile software development methods in organizations such as the army. Since it differs from organizations in the industry and the academia, data gathered in the army and its continuous analysis may enrich the community knowledge abut agile methods. This work describes a research, conducted during an entire release, about one development team ... View full abstract»

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  • Are we ready to be unleashed? A comparative analysis between agile software development and war fighting

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 28
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    Agile is for people, but are people prepared for agile? This paper compares the agile principles and our agile practices to an organization that may have 2,500 years experience practicing agility, the military. This paper suggests there are sufficient similarities between the nature of war fighting and the nature of software development to warrant a comparison between military war fighting philoso... View full abstract»

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  • Agile security testing of Web-based systems via HTTPUnit

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):29 - 38
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    The technological advancements of Web-based systems and the shift to iterative and evolutionary development processes have given rise to the idea of agile security testing, where the principles and practices of agile testing are applied to the domain of security testing. This paper explores common vulnerabilities for Web applications and proposes two synergistic approaches for mitigating them. The... View full abstract»

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  • Social behaviors on XP and non-XP teams: a comparative study

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):39 - 48
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    This is an ethnographic study of two software development teams within the same organization, one which utilizes the Extreme Programming (XP) methodology and one which does not. This study compares the work routines and work practices of the software developers on the XP team and the non-XP team. Observed behavior suggests that certain features of the XP methodology lead to greater uniformity in w... View full abstract»

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  • Organisational culture and XP: three case studies

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):49 - 58
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    We explore the nature of the interaction between organisational culture and XP practice via three empirically-based case studies. The case studies cover a spectrum of organisational cultures. Our findings suggest that XP can thrive in a range of organisational cultures and that the interaction between organisational culture and XP can be complex & subtle, with consequences for practice. View full abstract»

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  • Clashes between culture and software development methods: the case of the Israeli hi-tech industry and extreme programming

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):59 - 69
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    This paper discusses connections between a national culture and the culture inspired by software development methods (SDMs). Specifically, based on our research on cultural issues related to software development teams, we propose a model that can help predict whether a specific SDM fits a specific national culture. This model first defines the terms 'tightness of an SDM' and 'tightness of a nation... View full abstract»

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  • A case study on the impact of scrum on overtime and customer satisfaction

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):70 - 79
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    This paper provides results, and experiences from a longitudinal, 2 year industrial case study. The quantitative results indicate that after the introduction of a scrum process into an existing software development organization the amount of overtime decreased, allowing the developers to work at a more sustainable pace while at the same time the qualitative results indicate that there was an incre... View full abstract»

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  • An environment for collaborative iteration planning

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):80 - 89
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    Existing project planning software for agile development processes offers limited support for face-to-face, synchronous collaboration. In this paper, we describe an environment, AgilePlanner, that supports team collaboration during planning meetings. Our approach utilizes advanced technologies of pen computing and digital tabletops to create a collaborative work environment to emulate project plan... View full abstract»

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  • Future of scrum: parallel pipelining of sprints in complex projects

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):90 - 99
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    The scrum agile development process was invented to rapidly drive new product to market. Here, one of the inventors of scrum goes back to scrum basics, throws out preconceived notions, and designs advanced scrum using multiple overlapping sprints within the same scrum teams. This methodology delivers increasing application functionality to market at a pace that overwhelms competitors using a MetaS... View full abstract»

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  • Agile development of the database: a focal entity prototyping approach

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):103 - 110
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    The agile development of the database and the application system is a highly productive and successful activity when undertaken in a coherent and organized manner. Agility does not preclude structure and order in development. The more serial thinking that the entire database schema must be developed once and for all, and before any processing development can take place, is seen to be incorrect and... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching a goliath to fly [Primavera Systems adoption of agile methodologies]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):111 - 124
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    When Primavera Systems decided to adopt agile methodologies for the development of their project management suite, no one expected it to be easy. One part of the suite is a desktop solution with about 1.5 M lines of code in Delphi comprised of several applications. The other part is a set of Web enabled applications using J2EE and Java. The development has tight release cycles and a high demand fr... View full abstract»

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  • Promiscuous pairing and beginner's mind: embrace inexperience [agile programming]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):125 - 131
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    Many traditional software practices stress the importance of programming in flow. XP directly challenges the assertion that flow is critical and proclaims pair flow. Both flow states are fragile. They are easily disrupted by outside distraction or task rotation. Both take a long time to enter. Furthermore, it takes days for a given pair to be comfortable enough with each other to be able to achiev... View full abstract»

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  • Estimating in actual time [extreme programming]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):132 - 138
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    In an effort to improve our understanding of the way we work, my team grouped together ideas from various sources to come up with an estimation scheme that avoided the confusing notion of "ideal" time, used an appropriate level of granularity for the size of the story, and explicitly acknowledged the uncertainty inherent in estimation. In this experience report, I describe the forces that influenc... View full abstract»

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  • Improving agile team learning by improving team reflections [agile software development]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):139 - 144
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    Many agile proponents encourage reflection as part of the feedback/learning cycle. When we began using agile practices, including reflection, I discovered that our organization's norms and beliefs tended to discount the value of regular reflection meetings. Many engineers wanted to avoid anything that might be seen as "touchy-feely". Our initial attempts at holding regular reflection meetings for ... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing agile development (XP) into a corporate Webmaster environment - an experience report

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):145 - 152
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    In this paper we examine the challenges of moving a large, traditionally waterfall-driven organization toward an agile development methodology. In particular we address the problems/successes we encountered in our attempts to adhere to the 12 practices of extreme programming given: 1) this was a first attempt with agile techniques and in particular extreme programming and 2) an organization that w... View full abstract»

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  • Staying agile in government software projects

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):153 - 159
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    Can government software projects be agile? What do Scrum and XP practices have to offer in this regulated and highly political environment? In this experience report, I will discuss some of the unique challenges in our environment and how we have had to adapt these practices to produce commercial-grade software. I will provide a "report card" on our progress in applying Scrum and XP practices to a... View full abstract»

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