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Extreme programming: A Kuhnian revolution?

Northover, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-3449-0496, Northover, A., Gruner, S., Kourie, G.G. and Boake, A. (2007) Extreme programming: A Kuhnian revolution? In: Akhgar, B., (ed.) ICCS 2007. Springer, pp. 199-204.

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This paper critically assesses the extent to which the Agile Software community’s use of Thomas Kuhn’s theory of revolutionary scientific change is justified. It will be argued that Kuhn’s concepts of “scientific revolution” and “paradigm shift” cannot adequately explain the change from one type of software methodology to another.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2007 Springer-Verlag London Limited
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