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Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

Volume 9 of the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing pp 210-211

Building and Linking a Metaphor: Finding Value!

  • Frank KeenanAffiliated withDepartment of Computing and Mathematics, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • , David BustardAffiliated withSchool of Information and Software Engineering, University of Ulster
  • , Namgyal DamdulAffiliated withDepartment of Computing and Mathematics, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • , David ConnollyAffiliated withDepartment of Computing and Mathematics, Dundalk Institute of Technology

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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)