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Lessons in Agility From Internet-Based Development
March/April 2002 (vol. 19 no. 2)
pp. 66-73

This article describes the experiences of two Internet startup companies adopting effective and efficient modeling and documentation practices. Both organizations successfully developed agile approaches for enterprise architectural modeling, one taking a communal team-based approach and the other a chief architect approach. They adopted similar strategies for project-level modeling, adopting highly iterative and incremental approaches that focused on the act of modeling and not on the resulting models themselves. There is a "sweet spot" where modeling efforts can provide significant benefit without incurring the costs of onerous documentation.

Index Terms:
Agile Software Development, Agile Modeling, Software Process, Internet Development, Modeling, Documentation, Architectural Modeling, Enterprise Architecture, CASE, Documentation, RUP, Rational Unified Process
Scott W. Ambler, "Lessons in Agility From Internet-Based Development," IEEE Software, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 66-73, March-April 2002, doi:10.1109/52.991334
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