Simulating agile processes prior to adoption can reduce the risk of enacting an ill-fitting process. Agent-based simulation is wellsuited to capture the individual decision-making valued in agile. Yet, agile's lightweight nature creates simulation difficulties as agents must fill-in gaps within the specified process. Deliberative agents can do this given a suitable planning domain model. However, no such model, nor guidance for creating one, currently exists. In this work, we propose a means for constructing an agile planning domain model suitable for agent-based simulation. As such, the domain model must ensure that all activity sequences derived from the model are executable by a software agent. We prescribe iterative elaboration and decomposition of an existing process to generate successive internally-complete and-consistent domain models, thereby ensuring plans derived from the model are valid. We then demonstrate how to generate a domain model and exemplify its use in planning the actions of a single agent.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||ICSSP 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Software and System Process|
|Editors||Reda Bendraou, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, David Raffo, Huang LiGuo|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 5 2017|
|Event||2017 International Conference on Software and System Process, ICSSP 2017 - Paris, France|
Duration: Jul 5 2017 → Jul 7 2017
|Name||ACM International Conference Proceeding Series|
|Other||2017 International Conference on Software and System Process, ICSSP 2017|
|Period||7/5/17 → 7/7/17|
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- Domain Modeling
- Software Development Process Evaluation