Agile Modeling Effective Practices for Extreme Programming and the Unified Process

ISBN-10: 0471202827

ISBN-13: 9780471202820

Edition: 2002

Authors: Scott W. Ambler

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Agile Modeling is a collection of techniques for modelling software that can be applied on an eXtreme Programming (XP) project. This book shows how to use pieces of the UML and other methodologies to still gain all of the benefits from XP.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction to Agile Modeling
Introduction
Enter Agile Software Development
Agile Modeling
The SWA Online Case Study
A Brief Overview of this Book
Agile Modeling Values
Communication
Simplicity
Feedback
Courage
Humility
Beyond Motherhood and Apple Pie
Core Principles
Software Is Your Primary Goal
Enabling the Next Effort Is Your Secondary Goal
Travel Light
Assume Simplicity
Embrace Change
Incremental Change
Model with a Purpose
Multiple Models
Quality Work
Rapid Feedback
Maximize Stakeholder Investment
Why Core Principles?
Supplementary Principles
Content Is More Important Than Representation
Everyone Can Learn from Everyone Else
Know Your Models
Local Adaptation
Open and Honest Communication
Work with People's Instincts
Benefiting from These Principles
Core Practices
Practices for Iterative and Incremental Modeling
Practices for Effective Teamwork
Practices That Enable Simplicity
Practices for Validating Your Work
Supplementary Practices
Practices to Improve Your Productivity
Practices for Agile Documentation
Practices Concerning Your Motivation
Really Good Ideas
How to Schedule AM Practices on Your Project
Order from Chaos: How the AM Practices Fit Together
The Core Practices
The Supplementary Practices
How the Categories Relate to One Another
Chaos and Order: Chaordic
Looking Ahead
Agile Modeling in Practice
Communication
How Do We Communicate?
Factors That Affect Communication
Communication and Agile Modeling
Effective Communication
Nurturing an Agile Culture
Overcome the Misconceptions That Surround Modeling
Think Small
Loosen Up a Bit
Rigidly Support Rights and Responsibilities
Rethink Presentations to Project Stakeholders
Using the Simplest Tools Possible?
Agile Modeling with Simple Tools?
The Evolution of a Model
Agile Modeling with CASE Tools
Use the Media
The Effect of Tools on Models
Using the Simplest Tools In Practice
Agile Work Areas
Agile Modeling Room
Effective Work Areas
Making This Work in the Real World
Agile Modeling Teams
Recruit a Few Good Developers
Recognize That There Is No "I" in Agile
Require that Everyone Actively Participates
Model in Teams
Making This Work in the Real World
Agile Modeling Sessions
Modeling Session Duration
Types of Modeling Sessions
Participants in Modeling Sessions
The Formality of Modeling Sessions
How to Make This Work in the Real World
Agile Documentation
Why Do People Document?
When Does a Model Become Permanent?
The UML and Beyond
The UML Is Not Sufficient
The UML Is Too Complex
The UML Is Not a Methodology or Process
Forget about Executable UML (for Now)
Making the UML Work in Practice
Agile Modeling and eXtreme Programming (XP)
Setting the Record Straight
Modeling Is a Part of XP
Documentation Happens
XP and the UML?
And the Verdict Is?
Agile Modeling and eXtreme Programming
The Potential Fit between AM and XP
Refactoring and AM
Test-First Development and AM
Which AM Practices Should You Adopt?
Agile Modeling Throughout the XP Lifecycle
Exploration Phase
Planning Phase
Iterations to Release Phase
Productionizing
Maintenance
How Do You Make This Work?
Modeling During the XP Exploration Phase
Initial Requirements Up Front (IRUF)
Metaphors, Architectures, and Spikes
Setting the Foundation for Your Project
Modeling During an XP Iteration: Searching for Items
The Task
Modeling the Physical Database Schema
Observations
Modeling During an XP Iteration: Totaling an Order
The Task
Requirements Modeling to the Rescue
Help from an Outside Expert
A Quick Design Session
Formalizing a Contract Model
What about Changes in the Future?
Observations
How to Make This Work in the Real World
Agile Modeling and the Unified Process
Agile Modeling and the Unified Process
How Modeling Works in the Unified Process
How Good Is the Fit?
Choose To Be Agile
Agile Modeling throughout the Unified Process Lifecycle
The Modeling Disciplines
Non-Modeling Disciplines
How Do You Make This Work?
Agile Business Modeling
A Business/Essential Use Case Model
A Simple Business Object Model
An Agile Supplementary Business Specification
A Business Vision
How to Make This Work in Practice
Agile Requirements
The Context Model
Use Case Model
Use Case Story Board
Supplementary Specification
How to Make This Work in Practice
Agile Analysis and Design
Rethinking Analysis and Design Models in the UP
Architectural Modeling
Creating Use Case Realizations
Time to Update Our Use Case?
Time to Use a CASE Tool?
Design Class Modeling
Data Modeling
Embracing Change
How Does This Work in Practice?
Agile Infrastructure Management
Infrastructure Models
Infrastructure Modeling
Setting Modeling Standards and Guidelines
Core Infrastructure Teams
Scaling AM with Core Architecture Teams
How to Make This Work in the Real World
Adopting AM on an UP Project
How Does This Work?
Looking Ahead
Adopting Agile Modeling or Overcoming Adversity
Evaluate the Fit
Keep It Simple
Overcome Organizational and Cultural Challenges
Consider Alternatives to Full Adoption of AM
How to Make This Work in Practice
Conclusion: Choose to Succeed
Common Misconceptions Regarding Agile Modeling
When Is(n't) it Agile Modeling?
Agile Modeling Resources
A Few Parting Thoughts...
Modeling Techniques
Glossary of Definitions and Abbreviations
References and Suggested Reading
Index
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