© 2006

Extreme Programming and Agile Processes in Software Engineering

7th International Conference, XP 2006, Oulu, Finland, June 17-22, 2006. Proceedings

  • Pekka Abrahamsson
  • Michele Marchesi
  • Giancarlo Succi
Conference proceedings XP 2006

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4044)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Foundation and Rationale for Agile Methods

  3. Effects of Pair Programming

    1. Panagiotis Sfetsos, Ioannis Stamelos, Lefteris Angelis, Ignatios Deligiannis
      Pages 43-52
    2. Sallyann Bryant, Pablo Romero, Benedict du Boulay
      Pages 53-64
  4. Quality in Agile Software Development

    1. Błażej Pietrzak, Bartosz Walter
      Pages 75-84
    2. Walter Ambu, Giulio Concas, Michele Marchesi, Sandro Pinna
      Pages 85-93
  5. Issues in Large Scale Agile Development

    1. Adam Geras, Michael Smith, James Miller
      Pages 104-113
    2. Bartłomiej Ziółkowski, Geoffrey Drake
      Pages 114-122
    3. Andrew Wils, Stefan Van Baelen, Tom Holvoet, Karel De Vlaminck
      Pages 123-132
  6. New Practices for Agile Software Development

    1. Rolf Njor Jensen, Thomas Møller, Peter Sönder, Gitte Tjørnehøj
      Pages 133-142
    2. Stephanie Chamberlain, Helen Sharp, Neil Maiden
      Pages 143-153
    3. Emine G. Aydal, Richard F. Paige, Howard Chivers, Phillip J. Brooke
      Pages 154-163
  7. Experience Papers

About these proceedings


Unbelievable, we have reached the seventh edition of the XP2k+n conference! We started at the outset of the new millennium, and we are still proving that agile pr- esses were neither a millennium bug nor a YAF (yet another fad). In its first editions, this conference was a get-together of a few pioneers who - bated about how to make agile processes and methods accepted by the mainstream researchers and practitioners in software engineering. Now agile approach to software development has been fully accepted by the software engineering community and this event has become the major forum for understanding better the implications of agility in software development and proposing extensions to the mainstream approaches. These two aspects were fully reflected in this year’s conference. They were - flected in the keynote speeches, which covered the background work done starting as early as the early eighties by Barry Boehm, definition of the field by Kent Beck, a successful industrial application in a success story by Sean Hanly, the perspective and the future of agile methods in large corporations by Jack Järkvik, and even some - sightful views from a philosopher, Pekka Himanen.


Agile method Extreme Programming agile methodologies agile processes collaborative software development pair programming software development software engineering software management software process management software testing specification-driven software

Editors and affiliations

  • Pekka Abrahamsson
    • 1
  • Michele Marchesi
    • 2
  • Giancarlo Succi
    • 3
  1. 1.VTT ElectronicsOuluFinland
  2. 2.FlossLab s.r.l.CagliariItaly
  3. 3.Center for Applied Software Engineering Faculty of Computer ScienceFree University of Bolzano-BozenBolzano-BozenItaly

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