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Are Formal Methods Ready for Agility? A Reality Check

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Peter Larsen, Professor John Fitzgerald



Abstract: The integration of agile software development techniques with formal methods has attracted attention as a research topic. But what exactly is to be gained from attempting to combine two approaches which are seen as orthogonal or even opposing, and to what extent do formal methods already support the principles of agility? Based on the authors’ experience in applying lightweight tool-supported formal methods in industrial projects, this paper assesses the readiness of formal methods technologies for supporting agile techniques and identified areas in which new research could improve the prospects of synergy between the two approaches in future.

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Author(s): Larsen PG, Fitzgerald JS, Wolff S

Editor(s): Gruner,S;Rumpe,B

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: FM + AM 2010: Second International Workshop on Formal Methods and Agile Methods,

Year of Conference: 2011

Pages: 13-25

Date deposited: 12/12/2011

ISSN: 1617-5468

Publisher: Bonner Köllen Verlag

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: GI-Edition - Lecture Notes in Informatics

ISBN: 9783885792734