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Extreme Programming and Agile Methods - XP/Agile Universe 2003

Third XP Agile Universe Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, August 10-13, 2003. Proceedings

  • Frank Maurer
  • Don Wells
Conference proceedings XP/Agile Universe 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2753)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Becoming Agile

  3. Agile Methods and Processes

    1. Ken Auer, Erik Meade, Gareth Reeves
      Pages 35-42
    2. J Adrian Zimmer
      Pages 62-72
  4. Agile Testing

    1. Gerard Meszaros, Shaun M. Smith, Jennitta Andrea
      Pages 73-81
    2. Robert Wenner
      Pages 96-110
    3. Gerard Meszaros, Ralph Bohnet, Jennitta Andrea
      Pages 111-119
    4. Carl Erickson, Ralph Palmer, David Crosby, Michael Marsiglia, Micah Alles
      Pages 120-128
  5. Tool Support for Agile Teams

    1. David Stotts, Laurie Williams, Nachiappan Nagappan, Prashant Baheti, Dennis Jen, Anne Jackson
      Pages 129-141
    2. Sandro Pinna, Paolo Lorrai, Michele Marchesi, Nicola Serra
      Pages 151-160
  6. Educator Symposiums

Other volumes

  1. 4th International Conference, XP 2003 Genova, Italy, May 25–29, 2003 Proceedings
  2. Extreme Programming and Agile Methods - XP/Agile Universe 2003
    Third XP Agile Universe Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, August 10-13, 2003. Proceedings

About these proceedings


XPAgileUniverse2003isthethirdconferenceinaseriesrunninginNorthA- rica and attracting participants from all over the world who are interested in the research, development and application of agile software processes. Agile app- aches value people and interaction over processes and tools – moving software engineering from the process-oriented software development approaches of the 1990s towards people-oriented approaches that we are starting to see more and more in this decade. Agile approaches stress a holistic view of software deve- pers as being involved in analysis, design, implementation and testing activities, while more traditional, tayloristic approaches separate these tasks and assign them to di?erent “resources. ” Tayloristic approaches create knowledge-sharing problems as information gathered by one person needs to be handed over – usually in the form of documentation – to the next person in the chain. Agile approaches reduce the number of hand-o?s and, thus, decrease the amount of required documentation for knowledge sharing. While deemed a novelty only a few years ago, agile methods are now be- ming established in the software industry and are being applied in more and more application domains. While agile approaches move into the mainstream of software organizations, we are only now beginning to understand their bene?ts, areas of applicability, and also their dangers. This year’s conference will increase this understanding and provide a better base for industry practitioners as they assess the e?ectiveness of agile methods in their environment.


Agile method Extreme Programming agile methods agile processes agile software processes agile toolkit distributed pair programming human-centered processes pair programming software development software project management software testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Maurer
    • 1
  • Don Wells
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CalgaryCanada
  2. 2. MIUSA

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