Agile Development with ICONIX Process: People, Process, and Pragmatism / Edition 1

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This book describes how to apply ICONIX Process (a minimal, use case-driven modeling process) in an agile software project. It’s full of practical advice for avoiding common agile pitfalls. Further, the book defines a core agile subset so those of you who want to get agile need not spend years learning to do it. Instead, you can simply read this book and apply the core subset of techniques.

The book follows a real-life .NET/C# project from inception and UML modeling, to working code through several iterations. You can then go on-line to compare the finished product with the initial set of use cases.

The book also introduces several extensions to the core ICONIX Process, including combining test-driven development (TDD) with up-front design to maximize both approaches (with examples using Java and JUnit). And the book incorporates persona analysis to drive the projects goals and reduce requirements churn.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590594643
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 261
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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Mark Collins-Cope is technical director of Ratio Group Ltd., a U.K.-based company undertaking development, training, consultancy and recruitment in the object and component technology arena (see Collins-Cope has undertaken many roles in his 16 years in the software development industry, including analysis, design, architecture definition/technical lead, project management, lecturer, and writer. His key interests include use-case analysis, software architecture and component-based development and software process. Collins-Cope is also editor of ObjectiveView, a free object and component technology journal available in PDF format here.

Matt Stephens is a Java developer, project leader, and technical architect with a financial organization based in central London. He's been developing software commercially for over 15 years, and has led many agile projects through successive customer releases. He has spoken at a number of software conferences on object-oriented development topics, and his writing appears regularly in a variety of software journals and websites, including The Register and ObjectiveView.

Matt is the co-author of Extreme Programming Refactored: The Case Against XP (Apress, 2003) with Doug Rosenberg, Agile Development with ICONIX Process (Apress, 2005) with Doug Rosenberg and Mark Collins-Cope, and Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: Theory and Practice with Doug Rosenberg (Apress, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 ICONIX and Agility
Ch. 1 What is Agility? (and why does it matter?) 3
Ch. 2 Characteristics of a good software process 25
Ch. 3 ICONIX process : a core UML subset 39
Ch. 4 A core subset of Agile practices 61
Pt. 2 Agile ICONIX process in practice : the Mapplet project
Ch. 5 Introducing the Mapplet project 89
Ch. 6 Modeling the Mapplet (release 1) 101
Ch. 7 Synchronizing the model and code : one small release at a time 123
Ch. 8 Mapplet release 2 149
Pt. 3 Extensions to ICONIX process
Ch. 9 Agile planning 173
Ch. 10 Persona analysis 189
Ch. 11 A "vanilla" test-driven development example 203
Ch. 12 Test-driven development with ICONIX process 227
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