Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


The eXtreme Programming (XP) Metaphor
and Software Architecture

James Herbsleb, David Root, James Tomayko

August 2003

Also appears as
Institute for Software Research International
Technical Report CMU-ISRI-03-103


Keywords: Software architecture, extreme programming

The Metaphor is intended to contribute to the Agile Programming value of communication. Previously, some of the author studied the Metaphor as a means of communication among team members and between them and clients. This paper examines the Metaphor's contribution to the software architecture. Both experiments seemto reveal that the Metaphor has poor effectiveness.

9 pages

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