As we discussed in the mailing list, the name eXtreme Modeling (XM) didn't
reflect its scope. Bob Martin pointed out that a better name would
potentially be Agile Modeling (AM), a name that I've decided to adopt (many
thanks to Bob for this suggestion). After thinking the issue through, and
observing the conversations in the mailing list, I decided to rework this effort
(and hence this site) to reflect this decision.
As the result of several very good conversations in the
list, as of March 10 2001 I have decided to rename eXtreme Modeling (XM) to
Agile Modeling (AM). As you can read on the home
page the purpose and scope has remained essentially the same:
- To identify and evolve values, principles, and practices that promote
- To determine how AM can be applied on software projects taking an agile
approach to development, such as eXtreme Programming (XP).
- To determine how AM can be applied on software projects taking an approach
along the lines promoted by the Unified Process (UP).
Going forward, I truly hope that the conversations that we have in the
mailing list focus on the three goals listed above. There is a lot of room
to discuss not only AM itself but how to apply it on modern software
projects. Yes, sometimes a thread may focus on how model in an XP
environment when you would rather discuss UP related modeling, or vice
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