Decision Support for Extreme Programming Introduction and Practice Selection

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This paper presents an investigation concerning the introduction of Extreme Programming (XP) in software development organisations. More specifically the concept of using a decision support method known as the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is evaluated by a group of students and a group of developers and the outcome is compared to experiences from an XP case study. The results provide an indication that different practices are thought to be easier and more effective to implement in the two groups. A company considering implementing only a few practices can use this as help for deciding which practices to implement. Companies introducing all practices can use the results of this kind of method to see where more attention might be needed after or during the introduction of XP.


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Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Science
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
Event14th international conference on Software engineering and knowledge engineering -
Duration: 0001 Jan 2 → …


Conference14th international conference on Software engineering and knowledge engineering
Period0001/01/02 → …