Learning Agile Methods in Practice: Advanced Educational Aspects of the Varese XP-UG Experience

  • Federico Gobbo
  • Piero Bozzolo
  • Jacopo Girardi
  • Massimiliano Pepe
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73101-6_30

Volume 4536 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Gobbo F., Bozzolo P., Girardi J., Pepe M. (2007) Learning Agile Methods in Practice: Advanced Educational Aspects of the Varese XP-UG Experience. In: Concas G., Damiani E., Scotto M., Succi G. (eds) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4536. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In Italy the public adoption of agile practices in software planning, design and development is still in an infancy state. Local XPUGs are few – notably, the most active ones are in the cities of Milan and Rome. After an informal meeting of the participants of the first edition of ESSAP, the Varese XP-UG was born in 2006, October. This XP-UG is the first experience in Italy spread from an academic environment with specific learning purposes, applying agile methods in an advanced education setting in computer sciences. In particular, preliminary observations of a University ad hoc open source web application called Examinando are given.

Keywords

agile development of open source software education and training practitioners’ experience reports 

Copyright information

© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Gobbo
    • 1
  • Piero Bozzolo
    • 1
  • Jacopo Girardi
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Pepe
    • 1
  1. 1.DICOM – Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione, Università dell’Insubria, via Mazzini 5, 21100 Varese, Email: varese-xpug@googlegroups.comItaly