An Experiment Working with RUP and XP

  • Patricio Letelier
  • José H. Canós
  • Emilio A. Sánchez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2675)


We describe an experiment carried out to compare the use of the Rational Unified Process and eXtreme Programming in the development of an information system, from a learning and training perspective. The experience was carried out with upper-level undergraduate students of the School of Computer Science at the Valencia University of Technology. We summarize the results obtained, from which some interesting conclusions can be obtained.


Software Development Process User Story Software Development Project Agile Methodology Core Practice 
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    A draft version of a book chapter illustrating the adaptation of RUP using agile principles can be found at
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    Information Systems Laboratory course homepage (in Spanish):
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    Pollice G., RUP and XP Part I: Finding Common Ground.
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    Pollice G., RUP and XP Part II: Valuing Differences.
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    Rational RequisitePro homepage:
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    Rational Unified Process homepage:
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    Smith J., A Comparison of RUP and XP. Rational Software White Paper.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricio Letelier
    • 1
  • José H. Canós
    • 1
  • Emilio A. Sánchez
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and ComputationValencia University of TechnologyValenciaSpain

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