Process Patterns for Agile Methodologies

  • Samira Tasharofi
  • Raman Ramsin
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 244)


The need for constructing software development methods that have been tailored to fit specific situations and requirements has given rise to the generation of general method fragments, or process patterns. Process patterns can be seen in some third-generation integrated methodologies (such as OPEN) and in Method Engineering approaches where they are used as process components. They have also been presented as components in generic software development lifecycles where they represent classes of common practices in a specific domain or paradigm; object-oriented process patterns are well-known examples. Agile methodologies, however, are yet to be thoroughly explored in this regard. We provide a set of high-level process patterns for agile development which have been derived from a study of seven agile methodologies based on a proposed generic Agile Software Process (ASP). These process patterns can promote method engineering by providing classes of common process components which can be used for developing, tailoring, and analyzing agile methodologies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samira Tasharofi
    • 1
  • Raman Ramsin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran

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