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Method and developer characteristics for effective agile method tailoring:a study of XP expert opinion

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dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-28T16:22:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-28T16:22:01Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1538
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract It has long been acknowledged that software methods should be tailored if they are to achieve optimum effect.However comparatively little research has been carried out to date on this topic in general, and more notably, on agile methods in particular. This dearth of evidence in the case of agile methods is especially significant in that it is reasonable to expect that such methods would particularly lend themselves to tailoring. In this research we present a framework based on interviews with 20 senior software development researchers and a review of the extant literature. The framework is comprised of two sets of factors – characteristics of the method, and developer practices – that can improve method tailoring effectiveness. Drawing on the framework, we then interviewed 16 expert XP practitioners to examine the current state and effectiveness of XP tailoring efforts, and to shed light on issues the framework identified as being important. The paper concludes with a set of recommendations for research and practice that would advance our understanding of the method tailoring area. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACM Transactions on software engineering metholdogy;20 (1)
dc.rights "© ACM, 2010 This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in ACM transactions on software engineering methodology 2010 V.20 Pt.1 Pgs 1-30 DOI: 10.1145/1767751.1767753 en_US
dc.subject extreme programming en_US
dc.subject xp en_US
dc.subject agile method en_US
dc.subject tailoring en_US
dc.title Method and developer characteristics for effective agile method tailoring:a study of XP expert opinion en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.internal.rssid 1128724
dc.internal.authorcontactother bf@ul.ie


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