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“…I would not hesitate in recommending this book…” (CVu, October 2004)
“…easy-to-follow…enjoyable writing style…overall the book is impressive…valuable reading…” (Software Testing, Verification & Reliability, March 2003)
"In Agile Modeling, Scott Ambler captures the spirit of skillfully applying the UML, patterns, and more-the balance between too much and too little."
Extreme Programming (XP) and the Unified Process (UP) have both caused quite a sensation in the software development community. Although XP offers a methodology for faster software development, many developers find that it does not explicitly include modeling time, which is crucial to ensure that a project meets its proposed requirements. UP developers, on the other hand, have found that the UP approach to modeling is too documentation-intensive and top heavy, thus impeding progress.
Enter Agile Modeling (AM)-- a unique methodology specifically designed to enhance your modeling efforts on software development projects.
In this innovative book, Scott Ambler reviews how to:
* Model on an XP project without detracting from its fast-moving and agile software development approach
* Simplify the modeling disciplines/workflows of the UP without losing any of the true benefits of those disciplines
* Use modeling to explore an issue or to facilitate communication
* Effectively apply the UML, and extend it with other methodologies, to meet your real-world development needs
* Reduce the documentation burden on your project by writing agile documents
* Use simple modeling tools, such as index cards and whiteboards, and know when to use complex CASE tools
* Rethink your approach to work areas, modeling teams, and modeling sessions
The companion Web site includes updates to the book, links to XP and AM resources, and ongoing case studies about AM.
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Good book with lots of behind the scenes process info about how to implement agile modeling techniques. Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by pilgrimsprogproj
For those few places left that steep themselves in documentation and don't have a legally-required reason to do so (do they exist? Read morePublished on Dec 21 2003 by Lars Bergstrom
I work at a consulting firm where the management lies and rips off the customer all the time. The day someone brought in this book and start talking about agile modeling, the... Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by Craig Holter
The best book on software development that I have read to date. It just makes so much sense! Keep an open mind and read it, I can't recommend this book enough.Published on Oct. 26 2002 by Dadi Ingolfsson
Although I do believe that Mr. Ambler knows his stuff, I'm thinking he should consider changing his last name to Rambler! Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2002
The name of the book is misleading. Scott's ideas are targeted not only at agile processes but cover the whole spectrum from agile to heavyweight/prescriptive, gearing them all... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2002 by Klaus Wuestefeld
I really liked this book. Ambler describes how modelling actually works in the real world, not how it is supposed to theoretically happen. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2002 by Susan
The hype that grew around eXtreme Programming (XP) in the year 2001, and the publication of now almost 2 dozen books devoted to XP has not cleared up the original vagueness of what... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2002 by Gary K. Evans