Prototypes Are Forever Evolving from a Prototype Project to a Full-Featured System

  • Hugo Corbucci
  • Mariana V. Bravo
  • Alexandre Freire da Silva
  • Fernando Freire da Silva
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13054-0_30

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 48)
Cite this paper as:
Corbucci H., Bravo M.V., da Silva A.F., da Silva F.F. (2010) Prototypes Are Forever Evolving from a Prototype Project to a Full-Featured System. In: Sillitti A., Martin A., Wang X., Whitworth E. (eds) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2010. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 48. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Prototypes are a well known, widely accepted development practice but, if not carefully evolved, they can become a nightmare to maintain. This paper presents the experience of a four person agile team who successfully grew a prototyped system to a full-featured application without any clear transition in the project. The paper describes how the project started with a very simple prototyping goal, evolved through iterations and spikes to a partly working system and transformed, in the end, in a complete application widely tested and refactored.

Keywords

prototype agile methods refactoring 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Corbucci
    • 1
  • Mariana V. Bravo
    • 1
  • Alexandre Freire da Silva
    • 1
  • Fernando Freire da Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.AgilbitsSao PauloBrazil

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