By Helen Sharp, Hugh Robinson (auth.), Pekka Abrahamsson, Michele Marchesi, Giancarlo Succi (eds.)
Unbelievable, we have now reached the 7th version of the XP2k+n convention! We all started on the outset of the hot millennium, and we're nonetheless proving that agile pr- esses have been neither a millennium trojan horse nor a YAF (yet one other fad). In its first versions, this convention was once a get-together of some pioneers who - bated approximately the right way to make agile techniques and techniques approved via the mainstream researchers and practitioners in software program engineering. Now agile method of software program improvement has been totally authorized by way of the software program engineering group and this occasion has turn into the foremost discussion board for figuring out greater the consequences of agility in software program improvement and offering extensions to the mainstream techniques. those features have been absolutely mirrored during this year’s convention. They have been - flected within the keynote speeches, which coated the historical past paintings performed beginning as early because the early eighties by means of Barry Boehm, definition of the sector via Kent Beck, a profitable commercial software in successful tale by means of Sean Hanly, the point of view and the way forward for agile equipment in huge enterprises by means of Jack Järkvik, or even a few - sightful perspectives from a thinker, Pekka Himanen.