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Being Agile when Developing Software Components and Component-Based Systems – Experiences from Industry


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Conference/Workshop Paper






Building software from components has some potential benefits in terms of reusing proven solutions and reducing time-to-market. However, component-based paradigm is sometimes in conflict with certain agile principles and practices, such as being responsive to change. This paper presents the results of a web-based survey investigating how industry today tries to manage these challenges. Based on the same data we also describe the preferences of industry professionals for improving development processes in their projects by introducing certain practices. A quantitative analysis using paired-samples t-tests has shown significant differences between current practices and process preferences for both component developers and component users, and the conclusion is that practitioners in general want less rigidity than in their respective currently performed practices.


author = {Iva Krasteva and Rikard Land and Abdulkadir Sajeev},
title = {Being Agile when Developing Software Components and Component-Based Systems – Experiences from Industry},
month = {September},
year = {2009},
booktitle = {EuroSPI},
publisher = {Publizon},
url = {}