Agile software development methods support mainly object-oriented, feature-oriented and component-oriented software development and do not address agent-oriented and aspect-oriented software development. The concepts of agents and objects are in many ways dissimilar; and an object-oriented approach is not immediately suitable for the development of a multiagent system. In our current research, we extend agile software development methods originating primarily in object-oriented technology to support agent-orientation in the context of the development of multiagent systems. This research paper introduces a new agile agent-oriented framework to create or tailor situation-specific non-fragile agile agent-oriented software development processes (using a method engineering approach) to support multi-agent software development.
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