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Modeling in Agile Software Development: Decomposing Use Cases Towards Logical Architecture Design

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Abstract

[Context and motivation] There are a plethora of agile practices that relate to management (e.g., Sprints, Scrum ceremonies), development (e.g., pair programming, TDD, BDD, DevOps) or strategy (e.g., Lean Startup), [Question/problem] but lack a comprehensive description on how its adoption influences requirements modeling and “You Aren’t Gonna Need It” (YAGNI) features. [Principal ideas/results] This paper presents Agile Modeling Process for Logical Architectures (AMPLA), an Agile Modeling (AM) oriented process composed by UML diagrams (namely, Sequence, Use Cases and Component). [Contributions] AMPLA uses agile practices in order to deliver small increments (of a requirements package) and to promote continuous customer feedback. The proposed AM process also includes a candidate architecture and further requirements refinement in parallel with a software increment delivery.

Keywords

  • Agile modeling
  • Agile RE
  • UML use cases
  • Logical architectures

This work was developed within the project UH4SP: Unified Hub 4 Smart Plants (Project ID 017871), under Portuguese National Grants Program for R&D projects (P2020 – SI IDT), COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.

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Santos, N., Pereira, J., Ferreira, N., Machado, R.J. (2018). Modeling in Agile Software Development: Decomposing Use Cases Towards Logical Architecture Design. In: , et al. Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11271. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03673-7_31

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