HOW “DEVELOPER STORIES” IMPROVES ARCHITECTURE - Facilitating Knowledge Sharing and Embodiment, and Making Architectural Changes Visible

Rolf Njor Jensen, Niels Platz, Gitte Tjørnehøj

Abstract

Within the field of Software Engineering emergence of agile methods has been a hot topic since the late 90s. eXtreme Programming (XP) (Beck, 1999) was one of the first agile methods and is one of the most well-known. However research has pointed to weaknesses in XP regarding supporting development of viable architectures. To strengthen XP in this regard a new practice: Developer Stories (Jensen et al., 2006) was introduced last year mainly based on a theoretical argumentation. This paper reports from extensive experimentation with, and elaboration of the new practice. Results from this experimentation shows that using Developer Stories increases the likelihood of developing a viable architecture through a series of deliberate choices, through creating disciplined and recurring activities that: 1) Facilitate sharing and embodying of knowledge about architectural issues, and 2) heighten visibility of refactorings for both customers and developers.

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Njor Jensen R., Platz N. and Tjørnehøj G. (2007). HOW “DEVELOPER STORIES” IMPROVES ARCHITECTURE - Facilitating Knowledge Sharing and Embodiment, and Making Architectural Changes Visible . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-06-7, pages 56-64. DOI: 10.5220/0001338900560064


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@conference{icsoft07,
author={Rolf Njor Jensen and Niels Platz and Gitte Tjørnehøj},
title={HOW “DEVELOPER STORIES” IMPROVES ARCHITECTURE - Facilitating Knowledge Sharing and Embodiment, and Making Architectural Changes Visible},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2007},
pages={56-64},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001338900560064},
isbn={978-989-8111-06-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - HOW “DEVELOPER STORIES” IMPROVES ARCHITECTURE - Facilitating Knowledge Sharing and Embodiment, and Making Architectural Changes Visible
SN - 978-989-8111-06-7
AU - Njor Jensen R.
AU - Platz N.
AU - Tjørnehøj G.
PY - 2007
SP - 56
EP - 64
DO - 10.5220/0001338900560064