Agile Software Development Quality Assurance

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Agile methods are a collection of different techniques and practices that share the same values and basic principles. Agile Software Development Quality Assurance provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts, issues, trends, and technologies in agile software. This Premier Reference Source presents the research and instruction used to develop and implement software quickly, in small iteration cycles, and in close cooperation with the customer in an adaptive way. It is a comprehensive guide that helps researchers and practitioners in the agile software development process avoid risks and project failures that are frequently encountered in traditional software projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599042169
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xviii
About the Editor     xix
Introduction: Agile Methods and Quality
Agile Software Methods: State-of-the-Art   Ernest Mnkandla   Barry Dwolatzky     1
Agile Quality or Depth of Reasoning? Applicability vs. Suitability with Respect to Stakeholders' Needs   Eleni Berki   Kerstin Siakas   Elli Georgiadou     23
What's Wrong with Agile Methods? Some Principles and Values to Encourage Quantification   Tom Gilb   Lindsey Brodie     56
Quality within Agile Development
Requirements Specification using User Stories   V. Monochristou   M. Vlachopoulou     71
Handling of Software Quality Defects in Agile Software Development   Jorg Rech     90
Agile Quality Assurance Techniques for GUI-Based Applications   Atif Memon   Qing Xie     114
Quality within Agile Process Management
Software Configuration Management in Agile Development   Lars Bendix   Torbjorn Ekman     136
Improving Quality by Exploiting Human Dynamics in Agile Methods   Panagiotis Sfetsos   Ioannis Stamelos     154
Teaching Agile Software Development Quality Assurance   Orit Hazzan   Yael Dubinsky     171
Agile Methods and Quality: Field Experience
Agile Software Development Quality Assurance: Agile Project Management, Quality Metrics, and Methodologies   James F. Kile   Maheshwar K. Inampudi     186
Test-Driven Development: An Agile Practice to Ensure Quality is Built from the Beginning   Scott Mark     206
Quality Improvements from using Agile Development Methods: Lessons Learned   Beatrice Miao Hwong   Gilberto Matos   Monica McKenna   Christopher Nelson   Gergana Nikolova   Arnold Rudorfer   Xiping Song   Grace Yuan Tai   Rajanikanth Tanikella   Bradley Wehrwein     221
About the Authors     236
Index     243
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