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UML Modeling and Agile Development

I had a talk with the modeling people at Telelogic at the end of last week, and one of their announcements timed for this week revolves around modeling using its Rhapsody product in conjunction with an agile development process.That sounds dubious on the face of it, because modeling tends to be far more heavyweight, with a lot of up-front work writing specifications and building models.Agile processes, on the other hand, tend to work incrementally, with minimal design work, constant user feedback, extensive unit testing, and rapid turnaround. Still, there seems to be a role for modeling in agile development.Telelogic VP George LeBlanc explained that many projects still had a need for project and design documentation, and modeling incrementally back and forth with code generation can serve that purpose well.As long as the model doesn't have to be complete in order to generate code or otherwise begin development, it's possible for modeling and agile development to reside at the same address.

Posted by Peter Varhol on 04/03/2007 at 1:15 PM


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