Chapter 3. Case Study Introduction

In Chapters 3 through 7 we will follow an extended case study that illustrates how to apply PBE. The goal of these chapters is to bring together the PBE Core Values, Patterns, Guidelines, and Practice in an example of how they can be applied. This chapter sets the stage by introducing the case study’s project team and the application that they will be building. In subsequent chapters we will examine the team’s efforts across multiple iterations.

Both the company, Oslec Software, and the application discussed are fictional, but the case study reflects an amalgamation of real-world PBE experiences. The goal in presenting this case study is to provide a balance between real-world applicability and abstracting ...

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