Agile artifacts - documenting, tracking and reporting: trust the source Luke!

Thomas, Dave (2007) Agile artifacts - documenting, tracking and reporting: trust the source Luke!. Journal of Object Technology, 6 3: 31-37. doi:10.5381/jot.2007.6.3.c4


Author Thomas, Dave
Title Agile artifacts - documenting, tracking and reporting: trust the source Luke!
Journal name Journal of Object Technology
ISSN 1660-1769
Publication date 2007-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5381/jot.2007.6.3.c4
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Issue 3
Start page 31
End page 37
Total pages 7
Place of publication Zurich, Switzerland
Publisher Journal of Object Technology
Language eng
Subject 1712 Software
1703 Computational Theory and Mathematics
Formatted abstract
One of the obstacles to introducing Agile development into large software organizations is providing a means for the developers to work effectively using light weight practices and tools while at the same time ensuring that the management and company have the necessary visibility and documentation to ensure that they can manage and later maintain the software being developed. Unfortunately, many of the commercial tools are very draconian and inflict all sort of extra work and overhead on developers while at the same time not providing the promised benefits. This often results in tension between process and programmer which can give the impression that the developers don’t care about documentation or design and that the management cares only about the process artifacts rather than the code.

In any large scale Agile process, artifacts include not only source code but also Requirements, often bundled into Features, Us e Cases and Stories, and their associated Unit and Acceptance Tests. Complex Features and Stories are composites of smaller ones...
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Publications
 
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