Integration of Agile Methodologies and Model-Driven Development: Case Study-Based Comparison

Integration of Agile Methodologies and Model-Driven Development: Case Study-Based Comparison

Imane Essebaa (Computer Science Laboratory of Mohammedia, Hassan 2 University of Casablanca, Morocco), Salima Chantit (Hassan 2 University of Casablanca, Morocco) and Mohammed Ramdani (Computer Science Laboratory of Mohammedia, Hassan 2 University of Casablanca, Morocco)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3661-2.ch006

Abstract

Agile methods (AM) and model-driven engineering (MDE) are two principal domains of software development. AM proposes best practices in information programming, while MDE focuses on technical part of software development. Both of these domains are in the way of improvement and evolution in order to facilitate the development of IT projects. However, these areas evolve separately despite the great number of researches that focus on improving development project' techniques. Thus, in this chapter the authors present an overview of their approach “Scrum with MoDAr-WA”, that aims to improve Scrum Agile methodology by combining two variants of MDE: model-driven architecture and mode-based testing with the V development lifecycle used to deal with sprint development in Scrum methodology. Then they present a comparison study between the standard Scrum process and Scrum with MoDAr-WA approach in order to highlight the authors' contribution to improve agile methodologies.
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Agile Methodologies

The “Agile Manifesto” published in in February 2001 (Beck et al., 2015) based on analysis of previous experiences that allow to propose good practices to developers. The agile principle introduced by the agile manifesto is related to time invested in analysis and design (Dyba & Dingsoyr, 2009). Agility, a paradigm for a new vision of an organization, asserts itself as an alignment and coherence tool between internal forces and external challenges that give dynamism to an enterprise (Vickoff, 2001). Agile methodology is a loom to project management, classically used in software development. It helps teams respond to the changeability of building software through incremental, iterative work cadences, known as sprints. Agile methods are methodologies essentially dedicated to the management of IT projects. They are based on adaptive and iterative development cycles depending on the evolving needs of the client. There are several agile methods for the management of the IT project in its various phases of development, in this work the researchers focus on Scrum methodology

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