Agile Service Development

Combining Adaptive Methods and Flexible Solutions

  • Marc Lankhorst

Part of the The Enterprise Engineering Series book series (TEES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. M. M. Lankhorst, W. P. M. Janssen, H. A. Proper, M. W. A. Steen
    Pages 1-15
  3. M. M. Lankhorst, M. M. Zoet, W. P. M. Janssen, W. A. Molnar
    Pages 17-40
  4. M. M. Lankhorst, H. A. Proper
    Pages 41-57
  5. M. W. A. Steen, M. E. Iacob, M. M. Lankhorst, H. Jonkers, M. Zoet, W. Engelsman et al.
    Pages 59-94
  6. M. E. Iacob, M. M. Lankhorst, A. Schrier
    Pages 95-110
  7. M. M. Zoet, A. W. Heerink, M. M. Lankhorst, S. J. B. A. Hoppenbrouwers, W. van Stokkum
    Pages 111-140
  8. S. J. B. A. Hoppenbrouwers, W. van Stokkum, M. E. Iacob, I. Wilmont, D. J. T. van der Linden, C. Amrit et al.
    Pages 141-176
  9. M. M. Lankhorst
    Pages 177-191
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-203

About this book


Economies around the globe have evolved into being largely service-oriented economies. Consumers no longer just want a printer or a car, they rather ask for a printing service or a mobility service. In addition, service-oriented organizations increasingly exploit new devices, technologies and infrastructures. Agility is the ability to deal with such changing requirements and environments. Agile ways of working embrace change as a positive force and harness it to the organization's competitive advantage.

The approach described in this book focuses on the notion of a service as a piece of functionality that offers value to its customers. Instead of solely looking at agility in the context of system or software development, agility is approached in a broader context. The authors illustrate three kinds of agility that can be found in an agile enterprise: business, process and system agility. These three types of agility reinforce each other and establish the foundation for the agile enterprise. Architecture, patterns, models, and all of the best practices in system development contribute to agile service development and building agile applications.

This book addresses two audiences. On the one hand, it aims at agile and architecture practitioners who are looking for more agile ways of working in designing and building business services or who are interested in extending and improving their agile methods by using models and model-based architectures. On the other hand, it addresses students of (enterprise) architecture and software development or service science courses, both in computer science and in business administration.


agile enterprise agile software development agility patterns business process management model-driven engineering service science

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc Lankhorst
    • 1
  1. 1.NovayEnschedeNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28187-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28188-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-8920
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-8939
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