Talk:Jim Coplien

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I attended Coplien's lecture for his Vloeberghs Leerstoel at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. To the unknown contributer who added the fact: did you?

Agile, a pattern language?[edit]

I am analyzing Agile software development and came to conclussion that it is an organisational pattern language. It came to me because I heard Coplien's lecture in Belgrade back in 2004. He was also talking about difference in nature between patterns and methodologys. Now I understand it.

I have difficulties convicing people that XP, or Agile isn't methodology but pattern lenguages. Am I right? You can see the discussion here on wikipedia. Littlesal 16:15, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Of course it's a pattern language[edit]

Some of Scrum and most of the structural components of XP came out of organizational patterns research at Bell Laboratories. See the Wikipedia page: Organizational patterns

Beedle, Devos, Schwaber, Sutherland and others recognized early on that Scrum was a pattern language, and they published some supplementary patterns to the Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development book, which Beedle recognizes as the standing comprehensive representation of what Agile development is. (You can find citations in the Organizational Patterns Wikipedia article.)

The Scrum community has been going forward with this notion of Organizational patterns. See as an example. Jcoplien (talk) 10:39, 19 January 2009 (UTC)