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Tailoring extreme programming for legacy systems: lessons learned

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dc.contributor.author McAnallen, Martin
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Gerry
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-16T15:53:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-16T15:53:42Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2617
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Updating and maintaining legacy systems creates significant challenges for software developers. Modifying legacy applications can be a time-consuming process which is fraught with architectural and code minefields. In many instances, the same developers, because of their specialist knowledge, and the same processes have been used to improve these systems over an extended period of time. Introducing new practices into such an environment presents problems, on both the human and the technological level. This paper reports on the experience of implementing a scaled-down version of eXtreme Programming (XP) into a small manufacturing company. How the difficulties, in creating the climate for such an implementation, were overcome, and the resulting benefits of the experiment are reported on. Finally, the conclusions and lessons learned offer support and advice to others who may also be considering such an approach en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher EuroSPI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EuroSPI 2005;
dc.subject extreme programming en_US
dc.subject software process en_US
dc.subject legacy systems en_US
dc.subject management en_US
dc.title Tailoring extreme programming for legacy systems: lessons learned en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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