Agile Technologies in Open Source Development

Agile Technologies in Open Source Development

Barbara Russo (Free University of Bozen-Balzano, Italy), Marco Scotto (Free University of Bozen-Balzano, Italy), Alberto Sillitti (Free University of Bozen-Balzano, Italy), and Giancarlo Succi (Free University of Bozen-Balzano, Italy)
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Release Date: July, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 388
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-681-5
ISBN13: 9781599046815|ISBN10: 1599046814|EISBN13: 9781599046839
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Description:

The analysis of commonalities and differences between agile technology and open source software development is needed to understand how advancement approaches have evolved and whether they produce concrete benefits in terms of software quality and customer satisfaction.

Agile Technologies in Open Source Development explores the overlap between open source and agile technologies, providing valuable strategies for advancement in software. This innovative publication provides a valuable resource to assist project managers, engineers, and developers interested in experimenting with new approaches in software expansion.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agile and open source movements
  • Agile development
  • Agile technologies
  • Code ownership
  • Effort estimation
  • Improving agile methods
  • Open source development
  • Open Source Software
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Trust elements
  • Values and software practices
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In this book, managers can find the basic principles and practices that are the base for AMs and OS Software Development (OSSD), how they are related to each other, and how the organization of the work is affected.

– Barbara Russo, Free University of Bozen-Balzano, Italy

The authors present the separate development histories of agile technolgoies and open source development and show how these two technologies have been coordinated in testing, code ownership and design approaches.

– Book News Inc.
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Barbara Russo (PhD) is an associate professor with the Faulty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy). She has a PhD in mathematics from the University of Trento (Italy). She was a visiting researcher at the Max-Plank Institut für Mathematik in Bonn and the University of Liverpool. Professor Russo has experience in the coordination and development of European, national, and local research projects. She has been a reviewer for various conferences and journals. She is the local coordinator of the European Master Degree in Software Engineering (in 2006 awarded as the Erasums Mundus top quality program) and the BSc program for working students in Applied Computer Science (in 2006 awarded as national best project of collaboration with the industrial sector by Giuseppina Mai of the National Industrial Association). Her research interests are in the field of empirical software engineering and software measurement. Her competences concern statistical modeling of software data and software measurement with a focus on open source software development and agile methods.
Marco Scotto (PhD, PEng) is a software architect at i4C s.r.l., an Italian company that delivers business intelligence solutions for the utilities market. He is focused on development of forecasting solutions for the gas market. His interests are extreme programming, agile methods, open source software, software metrics, and J2EE applications. Previously, he worked as a consultant at TXT Polymedia, a software vendor and integrator specializing in media and channel integration. From 2005 to 2008, he was an assistant professor at Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. In 2006, he received a PhD in electronic and computer engineering from the University of Genova. He is the author of more than 30 papers published in international conferences and journals.
Alberto Sillitti (PhD, PEng) is an assistant professor with the Faulty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy). He holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering received from the University of Genoa (Italy, 2005). He is involved in several EU funded projects related to agile methods and open source software in which he applies non-invasive measurement approaches. He has served as a member of the program committee of several international conferences and as program chair of OSS 2007 in Limerick (Ireland). His research areas include agile methods, open source development, software engineering, non-invasive measurement, and Web services. He is author of more than 80 papers published in international conferences and journals.
Giancarlo Succi (PhD, PEng) is professor of software engineering and director of the Center for Applied Software Engineering with the Faulty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen (Italy). His research areas include agile methods, open source development, empirical software engineering, software product lines, software reuse, and software engineering over the Internet. He is the author of more than 150 papers published in international conferences and journals.
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