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An Ethnographic study of XP practice

Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh (2004). An Ethnographic study of XP practice. Empirical Software Engineering, 9(4) pp. 353–375.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:EMSE.0000039884.79385.54
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Abstract

Agile methods are a response to more rigorous and traditional approaches to software development which are perceived to have failed both customers and software development practitioners. eXtreme Programming (XP) is an example agile method and we report on an ethnographic study of XP practice carried out in a small company developing web-based intelligent advertisements. We identify five characterising themes within XP practice and summarise these findings in terms of XP culture.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers
ISSN: 1573-7616
Keywords: XP culture; XP community; XP team; agile development; ethnographic studies; field studies
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 3560
Depositing User: Hugh Robinson
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2011 13:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3560
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