Building and Linking a Metaphor: Finding Value!

  • Frank Keenan
  • David Bustard
  • Namgyal Damdul
  • David Connolly
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-68255-4_24

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 9)
Cite this paper as:
Keenan F., Bustard D., Damdul N., Connolly D. (2008) Building and Linking a Metaphor: Finding Value!. In: Abrahamsson P., Baskerville R., Conboy K., Fitzgerald B., Morgan L., Wang X. (eds) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2008. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 9. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Initially System Metaphor was included as one of twelve practices of Extreme Programming (XP) to facilitate participants’ common understanding and description of the problem under consideration. However, the practice was removed in the second version of XP as practitioners found it difficult to understand, devise and link it to implementation activities. This poster describes how a metaphor can be constructed and linked to development by using practices associated with Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). Initial, positive, feedback from an educational exercise is presented.

Keywords

Metaphor Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Keenan
    • 1
  • David Bustard
    • 2
  • Namgyal Damdul
    • 1
  • David Connolly
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing and MathematicsDundalk Institute of TechnologyIreland
  2. 2.School of Information and Software EngineeringUniversity of UlsterColeraineUK

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