Some of the practices of extreme programming are explained below. Extreme programming xp is a software development methodology which is intended to improve software quality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements. Software development explains why extreme programming teams can thrive in. The extreme programming model recommends taking the best practices that have worked well in the past in program development projects to extreme levels. I am not a software configuration management person. A good extreme programming planning and management tool must be able to reflect the changes in the projects plan, manage the release plan, and visualize the workflow. The code base is also designed to test run in ten minutes or less. Microsofts software configuration management best practices. Extreme programming practices xp suggests using 12 practices while developing software. Devops refers to the combination of software development which includes software testing and operations methodology the values, principles, methods, and practices to deliver applications and services. When software development teams embrace the practices of extreme programming an opportunity is created for a broad set of project management practices to become meaningful and accessible to the developers, while at the same time making clear, unambiguous information available to the project managers. However, in all of this literature software configuration management scm is almost never mentioned explicitly, leaving.
Now its time to learn about practices that turn a software development group into dream teams. One of thekey purposes of configuration management is to control changes made to the software. According to cockburn 12, in crystal methods, versioning and configuration management tools are the most important tools the team can own. When many little steps are made, the customer has more control over the. As xp is defined by values and principles, its practices also represent them and can be clustered into four. In software engineering, a software development process is the process of dividing software development work into distinct phases to improve design, product management, and project management.
The methodology takes its name from the idea that the beneficial elements of traditional software engineering practices are taken to extreme levels. Citeseerx document details isaac councill, lee giles, pradeep teregowda. Software configuration management best practices for. However, in all of this literature software configuration management scm is almost never mentioned explicitly, leaving xp practitioners with the impression that scm is not needed and scm people with the impression that xp is not sound. Introduction if you built a piece of software that was as tightly coupled as extreme programming, youd be.
Software configuration management can be considered from 2 perspectives. The programmers were checking in code multiple times a day. Extreme programming in agile a practical guide for. What, when, why and how introducing software configuration. Most of these practices are around testdriven development, which is vital. It combines the power of scrum work management practices with extreme programming xp practices scrumxp details the two essential characteristics of team and technical agility, with scrum providing guidance for team agility and xp for technical practices. Configuration management is basically the process to ensure the integrity of your product at a very, very high level, he said in an interview with this site. Extreme programming has 12 practices, grouped into four areas, derived from the best practices of software engineering.
Microsofts software configuration management best practices maraia, vincent on. As xp is defined by values and principles, its practices also represent them and can be clustered into four groups. This is the planning part of the project, referred to as the planning game. Lean configuration management evolving the cm discipline.
Joe farah identifies the top ten best practices in configuration management and goes even further by listing ten more runnerup practices. Extreme programming xp is becoming popular as a software development method and there is quite a lot of literature describing its philosophy and practices. Software configuration management is not what i do. The profession of software development is both very good and very bad about its use of terminology. Good configuration management practice is the not the silver bullet to building systems on time, nor are patterns, extreme programming xp, the unified process, or anything else. He is the author of the recent book, adapting configuration management for agile teams wiley publishing, 2010, and the agile configuration management champion at software giant ca. The book outlines the principles of scm and avoids prescribing a single approach. A simple model of agile software processes or extreme.
Many extremeprogramming practices have been around for some time. Traditional project management practices are no longer relevant in todays fast and competitive environment, and it professionals have to find new methods for managing their development tasks 4 minutes to read. Extreme programming is a set of practices, mostly technical practices, that we want to apply to our software development cycles. Software configuration management practices for extreme.
As a product manager, youre going to need to find practices that work for your team. The first time i was asked to lead a team, i asked them to do a little bit of the. Extreme programming is based on five core values taken to the extreme. Extreme programmings approach is that if a little testing can eliminate a few. Extreme programming is a new methodology designed to help small development teams deliver value despite constantly changing requirements. But this is real software development, where things are often far from ideal. A simple model of agile software processes or extreme programming annealed glenn vanderburg 2240 dampton dr.
Extreme programming xp is one of the most important software development framework of agile models. Agile methodology extreme programming a beginners guide to extreme programming. Brad appleton cmcrossroads configuration management. Keywords s extreme programming, agile software development, process customization. It is also known as a software development life cycle sdlc. Extreme programming outlines many great practices for software development. Extreme programming xp helps teams achieve agility, with higher quality, fewer bugs, and greater flexibility. Currently he helps organizations and teams scale, adopt and apply leanagile development methods and devopsalmcm practices and tools. These patterns and practices have been proven over many decades at organizations writing some of industrys most complex software.
Xp suggests using 12 practices while developing software. There are no specific tools for extreme programming, because xp projects can be managed with the tools that are suitable for all agile methodologies. Extreme programming xp is an agile project management framework used in software development. Configuration management, as a discipline for supporting software development, has been around for half a century and has evolved intostandard practice within traditional software development processes. Agility is a necessity in modern software development. Devops promotes frequent communication and ongoing, realtime collaboration between traditionally disparate workflows of developers and it operations teams. Streamlined processes and automation are the foundation of an agile cm approach. Bendix, lars lu and ekman, torbjorn lu the 11th nordic workshop on programming and software development tools and techniques. As a type of agile software development, it advocates frequent releases in short development cycles, which is intended to improve productivity and introduce checkpoints at which new customer requirements can be adopted.
Essential communication practices for extreme programming. As agile software development methodologies become more common and mature, proven best practices in all phases of the software development life cycle are of increasing importance. It prescribes everything, from how to organize projects and develop software, to how to increase developers productivity and whats the best way to collaborate on code. Long before we thought about agile software, programming teams were finding which patterns correlated to greater success. Roles in extreme programming methodology if you are a software developer, you probably know that each project management methodology has its own amount of roles. Although xp presents a methodology for faster software development, many developers find that xp does not allow for modeling time, which is critical to. First, lets talk about what is extreme programming. Software configuration management patterns guide books.
Agile configuration management for large organizations ibm. Essential communication practices for extreme programming in a global software development team lucas layman a, laurie williams a, daniela damian b, hynek bures c a department of computer science, north carolina state university, 900 main campus drive, raleigh, nc 27695, usa b department of computer science, university of victoria, victoria, bc, canada v8w 3p6. Hit papr best practices for version management 1 in the age of software is eating the world1, just about every business is a software business. Pdf software configuration management scm is a very important feature. The 5 important values of extreme programming powerful. The first book to cover agile modeling, a new modeling technique created specifically for xp projects extreme programming xp has created a buzz in the software development communitymuch like design patterns did several years ago. Managing software development using extreme programming. As in any good configuration management process, agile teams. The way that software is developed, built and deployed has never been more critical to any companys success. My own experience has proven that agile practices and techniques can. Scrumxp is a lightweight process to deliver value for crossfunctional, selforganized teams within safe. Software configuration management practices for extreme programming teams.
Extreme programming xp, developed by kent beck, is an agile method for. Pmiacp agile methods extreme programming xp updated. Extreme programming xp is a software development methodology which is intended to. It is used to improve software quality and responsive to customer requirements. Software product line engineering with feature models.
Using stakeholder analysis in software project management. However, in all of this literature software configuration management scm is almost never mentioned explicitly, leaving xp practitioners with the impression. Take a peek at what makes up this approach to software. Scm practices can foster a healthy teamoriented culture that produces better. Software configuration management in agile methods researchgate. Pdf software configuration management in software and. Xp uses ideas from other project management methodologies and takes them to an extreme level in order to achieve maximum impact. Software configuration management practices for extreme programming teams asklund, ulf lu. This article details the practices used in this methodology. In 2008, all the student teams have used svn with trac and have reflected positively on the benefits. The 10minute build practice is an extreme programming practice where the code base is designed by the developer to be built automatically. Effective teamwork, practical integration stephen p.
You might be hardpressed to pick the best ones out. The methodology may include the predefinition of specific deliverables and artifacts that are created and completed by a project team. The theory of sustainable software development explains why extreme programming teams can thrive in spite of team disruptions. Extreme programming xp is an agile software development methodology used to implement software projects. Abstract extreme programming xp is becoming popular as a software development method and there is quite a lot of literature describing its philosophy and practices.917 884 261 1364 505 396 154 836 1422 1002 1402 1312 891 765 949 1221 1254 766 219 131 1058 1308 1469 1448 1287 372 1060 515 583 1055 991