A metamodel-based approach for customizing and assessing agile methods

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Abstract

In today’s dynamic market environments,
producing high quality software rapidly and efficiently is
crucial. In order to allow fast and reliable development
processes, several agile methodologies have been designed
and are now quite popular. Although existing agile
methodologies are abundant, companies are increasingly
interested in the construction of their own customized
methods to fit their specific environment.
In this paper, we investigate how agile methods can be
constructed in-house to address specific software process
needs. First, we examine a case study focusing on the
tailoring of two agile methodologies, XP and Scrum.
Then, we focus on the high-level scope of any agile method
customization and investigate an approach based on the
Situational Method Engineering (SME) paradigm that
includes measurement concepts for constructing context
specific agile methodologies. We also examine several
existing metamodels proposed for use in SME.
Finally, we introduce an agile metamodel designed to
support the construction of agile methods and relying on
measurements to provide guidance to agile methodologists during the construction phase and throughout the
development process itself.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 3 Sep 20126 Sep 2012

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Scientific committee8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period3/09/126/09/12

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Keywords

  • Situational Method Engineering (SME)
  • Agile methods
  • metamodeling
  • Quality Assessment Modeling
  • Process tailoring
  • Measurement

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Ayed, H., Vanderose, B., & Habra, N. (2012). A metamodel-based approach for customizing and assessing agile methods. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications , Lisbon, Portugal.
Ayed, Hajer ; Vanderose, Benoît ; Habra, Naji. / A metamodel-based approach for customizing and assessing agile methods. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications , Lisbon, Portugal.9 p.
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2012. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications , Lisbon, Portugal.

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Ayed H, Vanderose B, Habra N. A metamodel-based approach for customizing and assessing agile methods. 2012. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications , Lisbon, Portugal.