Novel Hybrid Model: Integrating Scrum and XP

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Zaigham Mushtaq 1,* M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi 2

1. Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

2. Faculty of Computing & Information Technology of King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 6 Aug. 2011 / Revised: 22 Dec. 2011 / Accepted: 13 Feb. 2012 / Published: 8 Jun. 2012

Index Terms

XP model, Scrum Model, Software Engineering Practices, Quality


Scrum does not provide any direction about how to engineer a software product. The project team has to adopt suitable agile process model for the engineering of software. XP process model is mainly focused on engineering practices rather than management practices. The design of XP process makes it suitable for simple and small size projects and not appropriate for medium and large projects. A fine integration of management and engineering practices is desperately required to build quality product to make it valuable for customers. In this research a novel framework hybrid model is proposed to achieve this integration. The proposed hybrid model is actually an express version of Scrum model. It possesses features of engineering practices that are necessary to develop quality software as per customer requirements and company objectives. A case study is conducted to validate the proposal of hybrid model. The results of the case study reveal that proposed model is an improved version of XP and Scrum model.

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Zaigham Mushtaq, M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi, "Novel Hybrid Model: Integrating Scrum and XP", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), vol.4, no.6, pp.39-44, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2012.06.06


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