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Agile Modeling: Effective Practices for eXtreme Programming and the Unified Process

ISBN: 978-0-471-20282-0
400 pages
April 2002
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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 community-much like Design Patterns did several years ago. Although XP presents a methodology for faster software development, many developers find that XP does not allow for modeling time, which is critical to ensure that a project meets its proposed requirements. They have also found that standard modeling techniques that use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) often do not work with this methodology. In this innovative book, Software Development columnist Scott Ambler presents Agile Modeling (AM)-a technique that he created for modeling XP projects using pieces of the UML and Rational's Unified Process (RUP). Ambler clearly explains AM, and shows readers how to incorporate AM, UML, and RUP into their development projects with the help of numerous case studies integrated throughout the book.
  • AM was created by the author for modeling XP projects-an element lacking in the original XP design
  • The XP community and its creator have embraced AM, which should give this book strong market acceptance

Companion Web site at www.agilemodeling.com features updates, links to XP and AM resources, and ongoing case studies about agile modeling.

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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO AGILE MODELING.

Introduction.

Agile Modeling Values.

Core Principles.

Supplementary Principles.

Core Practices.

Supplementary Practices.

Order from Chaos: How the AM Practices Fit Together.

PART II: AGILE MODELING IN PRACTICE.

Communication.

Nurturing an Agile Culture.

Using the Simplest Tools Possible?

Agile Work Areas.

Agile Modeling Teams.

Agile Modeling Sessions.

Agile Documentation.

The UML and Beyond.

PART III: AGILE MODELING AND eXTREME PROGRAMMING (XP).

Setting the Record Straight.

Agile Modeling and eXtreme Programming.

Agile Modeling Throughout the XP Lifecycle.

Modeling During the XP Exploration Phase.

Modeling During an XP Iteration: Searching for Items.

Modeling During an XP Iteration: Totaling an Order.

PART IV: AGILE MODELING AND THE UNIFIED PROCESS.

Agile Modeling and the Unified Process.

Agile Modeling Throughout the Unified Process Lifecycle.

Agile Business Modeling.

Agile Requirements.

Agile Analysis and Design.

Agile Infrastructure Management.

Adopting AM on an UP Project.

PART V: LOOKING AHEAD.

Adopting Agile Modeling or Overcoming Adversity.

Conclusion: Choose to Succeed.

Glossary of Definitions and Abbreviations.

References and Suggested Reading.

Appendix A: Modeling Techniques.
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SCOTT W. AMBLER is President and a senior consultant of Ronin International (www.ronin-intl.com), a software services consulting firm that specializes in software process mentoring and object/component-based software architecture and development. Scott is the author and/or coauthor of numerous books and also coeditor, with Larry Constantine, of the Unified Process series from CMP Books. Scott is a contributing editor with Software Development magazine and a columnist with IBM developerWorks. Scott has spoken at UML World, Software Development, OOPSLA, Object Expo, Java Expo, and Application Development.
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“…I would not hesitate in recommending this book…” (CVu, October 2004)

“…easy-to-follow…enjoyable writing style…overall the book is impressive…valuable reading…” (Software Testing, Verification & Reliability, March 2003)

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