RTDWD: Real-Time Distributed Wideband-Delphi for User Stories Estimation

  • Giovanni Aiello
  • Marco Alessi
  • Massimo Cossentino
  • Alfonso Urso
  • Giuseppe Vella
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4401)


This paper proposes RTDWD (Real-time Distributed Wideband-Delphi), a real-time collaborative web application for user stories estimation through the Wideband-Delphi method. RTDWD realizes, in a lightweight way, virtual meetings for a critical phase of the requirements management in distributed Agile development processes, such as Distributed eXtreme Programming. The web 2.0-based nature of RTDWD adds new communication modes to a distributed Agile development process, where a close real-time collaboration is needed but difficult to realize due to the geographic dislocation of team members. Features of RTDWD allow to take into consideration several scenarios where mobile devices (i.e. Pocket PCs and Smartphones) well substitute desktop and laptop computers. We present our experience in order to point out to the researcher community the usefulness of RTDWD and, generally, of the lightweight real-time collaboration underlining the need to introduce new technologies on practices of distributed Agile processes.


User Story Agile Method Agile Practice Agile Software Development Dynamic Table 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Aiello
    • 1
  • Marco Alessi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Massimo Cossentino
    • 3
  • Alfonso Urso
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Vella
    • 2
  1. 1.Engisud S.p.A. - Research and Development Lab. - PalermoItaly
  2. 2.Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. - Research and Development Lab. - PalermoItaly
  3. 3.ICAR-CNR Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, PalermoItaly

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