Prototypes Are Forever Evolving from a Prototype Project to a Full-Featured System

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 48)


Prototypes are a well known, widely accepted development practice but, if not carefully evolved, they can become a nightmare to maintain. This paper presents the experience of a four person agile team who successfully grew a prototyped system to a full-featured application without any clear transition in the project. The paper describes how the project started with a very simple prototyping goal, evolved through iterations and spikes to a partly working system and transformed, in the end, in a complete application widely tested and refactored.


prototype agile methods refactoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AgilbitsSao PauloBrazil

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