• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 35, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

A Proposed Approach for Tracing the Progress of XP Projects


Background/Objectives: Agile software development methods have gained popularity and are increasingly important to a significant number of software development organizations. eXtreme Programming (XP) approach is one of the most popular agile development methods. Tracing the progress of software projects is one of the most crucial success factors of these projects. This study is concerned with proposing an approach for tracing the progress of XP software projects. Methods analysis: This study introduces the values, practices, and life cycle phases of XP approach. Depending on simple statistical techniques, this study introduces a proposed quantitative approach to evaluate the degree to which various XP phases and activities are implemented. Findings: A software organization can use the proposed approach to track, evaluate, control, and improve the performance of XP software projects to increase the success rate of software projects. Improvements/Applications: The proposed approach can serve as a base for building a software tool to trace the progress of agile software projects.

Keywords: Agile Software Development, Extreme Programming, Project Progress, XP Phases, XP Practices


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