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Applying Use Cases in Agile: Use Case 2.0, Slicing and Laminating

by Ben Linders on  Feb 13, 2014 1

To incrementally develop and deliver products using agile software development, requirements are gathered and organized into a product backlog. A requirement technique that is used in agile software development is use cases. Some techniques to apply use cases for managing product requirements in agile are use case 2.0, slicing and laminating.

The Open UP Debate

by Shane Hastie on  Mar 05, 2010 2

Following on from the discussion of the various flavours of Unified Process, there is some debate about the OpenUP process framework - is it Agile, or a reactionary result of the move to lighter processes?

The Various Flavors of Unified Process

by Shane Hastie on  Feb 20, 2010 3

The Rational Unified Process(RUP) was developed through the 1990's as a framework for software engineering best practices. Features such as iterations, simplicity, focus on value and regular feedback were identified as being important for Asuccessful software engineering. A number of authors have built methodologies that adapt UP to different project domains. This article examines some of them.

MomentumSI Releases new SOA Framework

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 04, 2008

MomentumSI released yesterday its SOA Framework -Harmony. It contains 5 perspectives which include Lifecycle, Governance, Technology, Maturity Model and Information Model. A SOA Framework is typically used to structure the organization, processes, activities, metadata... deployed for service construction.

'MSF for Agile' with MS VSTS - Worth a Look?

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Dec 14, 2007 4

At Qcon London, Kevin Jones spoke from his experiences about Building Better Apps using MSF for Agile with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS). Using examples from Agile teams, he walked through the layers and components of Microsoft's tools, emphasising their flexibility. For Agile teams considering / already committed to Microsoft, this video provides an experienced viewpoint & may be worth a look.

InfoQ Interview: Per Kroll on EPF, an Open Source Process Initiative

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Sep 19, 2007

The PM of the Eclipse Process Framework project explained in this presentation how IBM's Eclipse-based process tools allow teams to select the practices they want, to create a customised methodology that works for them. With a wiki and hooks to insert custom in-house documentation and practices, it provides a framework to configure the approach you want, or to grow into the approach you need.

Interview: Per Kroll on Agility and Discipline, RUP, Distributed Development

by Floyd Marinescu on  May 04, 2007

Per Kroll is a director at Rational Software Corporation, where he's responsible for the development and management of the Rational Unified Process. In this interview, Per shares insights from his book 'Agility and Discipline', Agile practices for distributed development, how RUP is changing to support teams that want to customize it, and RUP vs. Agile.

Father of the Unified Process says "Enough of Processes"

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Apr 03, 2007 8

When someone as well-versed with the processes people use to develop software as Ivar Jacobson says "Enough of Processes", one is bound to wonder why. Ivar Jacobson argues that the way we develop and share processes has to change.

Dave Thomas: EssUP Embraces Agility

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Dec 28, 2006 2

Dave Thomas, founder of the team that produced the Eclipse IDE and the Visual Age Java IDE, recently evaluated Ivar Jacobson's new Essential Unified Process (EssUP). His article on Dr. Dobb's Journal called it "a dramatic improvement to UP," concluding that it "embraces agility."

Reading List: Agility and Discipline Made Easy

by Alexandru Popescu on  Dec 07, 2006

It's always interesting to check out what's at the top of your colleagues' reading pile... This week, it's a selection from the reading list of InfoQ's architect and co-founder, Alexander Popescu. Alex thought so much of this book, he recommends it to all team participants.

Interview: Ivar Jacobson on the UP, UML, MDA, and the future of methodologies

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 24, 2006 5

Ivar Jacobson, one of the creators of the Unified Process, UML, and use cases, introduces his vision for a next generation development methodology that is both agile and comprehensive like the Unified Process (UP). His vision includes 'Intelligent Agents' which make customization recommendations based on tool usage patterns. Jacobson also talks about his views on UML, MDA, AOP, and the future.

Agile, Orthodoxy and a Message From God

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 06, 2006 1

A long and complex thread on the ScrumDevelopment list, set off by the phrase "Agile 2.0," has been exploring the past and future of Agile methodologies (for good or ill) including so-called "next generations" approaches like AUP, MSF Agile, and AMDD. Ron Jeffries, Ken Schwaber and Scott Ambler are just a few of the serious agilists who participated in this lively conversation.

SOA Integration and Methodologies

by Miko Matsumura on  Jul 24, 2006 11

Miko Matsumura interviews John Harby, an independent consultant, OASIS Techican Committee member and SOA practitioner on popular SOA implementation methodologies.

Ivar Jacobson Reveals Essential Unified Process (Ess UP) Vision

by Scott Ambler on  Jun 07, 2006 2

Ivar Jacobson, father of use cases and the Unified Process (UP) as well as one of the original "Three Amigos" of UML fame, describes his vision for a streamlined version of the UP which is published on a collection of cards instead of as HTML pages.

IBM Updates Rational Toolset

by Miko Matsumura on  Jun 06, 2006

IBM announced today a host of new SOA tools which were launched at the Rational Software Development Conference 2006. These tools increasingly support governance through the lifecycle stages of design, development, deployment, testing and maintenance.

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