International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (2007)
May 20, 2007 to May 26, 2007
Frank Maurer , University of Calgary, Canada
Grigori Melnik , University of Calgary, Canada
An armada of emerging agile methods of software development (with eXtreme Programming and Scrum being the most broadly used) is both gaining popularity and generating lots of controversy. This high-level tutorial gives an overview of agile methods and provides background to understand how agile teams are addressing modern software engineering challenges. Analysis of empirical evidence is used to discuss strengths and limitations of agile methods in various contexts. The participants are introduced to the innovation diffusion models and environments, and discuss what is needed for agile methods to cross the chasm and move into the mainstream of software development.
G. Melnik and F. Maurer, "Agile Methods: Crossing the Chasm," 29th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'07 Companion)(ICSECOMPANION), Minneapolis, MN, 2007, pp. 176-177.