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Title: Rescue of a whole-farm system: crystal clear in action

Authors: Pablo Mangudo; Mauricio Arroqui; Claudia Marcos; Claudio F. Machado

Addresses: Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA), Campus Universitario (CP 7000), Tandil – Bs. As., Argentina. ' Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA), Campus Universitario (CP 7000), Tandil – Bs. As., Argentina. ' ISISTAN Research Institute, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA), Campus Universitario (CP 7000), Tandil – Bs. As., Argentina. ' Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA), Campus Universitario (CP 7000), Tandil – Bs. As., Argentina

Abstract: This paper presents a case study of an agricultural project. From a desktop research model (stage 1), a web-based whole-farm simulator was developed applying a waterfall life cycle (stage 2) but several problems were detected and the project failed. The project was continued (stage 3) applying crystal clear agile method, which suited better the requirements. An efficient team communication and the frequent delivery of usable code increasingly contributed to the sponsor's satisfaction. It was positively concluded that crystal clear was able to rescue the project and that it could be applied in a short-term period without major difficulties.

Keywords: crystal clear agile method; agricultural systems; study case; experience; web-based simulation; whole farm simulation; waterfall life cycle; farm simulators; team communication; teamwork; agile software; software development; agility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAESD.2012.048306

International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development, 2012 Vol.1 No.1, pp.6 - 22

Available online: 18 Jul 2012 *

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