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Integrating agile software development into stage-gate managed product development

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Publiceringsår: 2006
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 203-225
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Empirical Software Engineering
Volym: 11
Nummer: 2
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Springer Netherlands

Sammanfattning

Agile methods have evolved as a bottom-up approach to software development. However, as the software in embedded products is only one part of development projects, agile methods must coexist with project management models typically of the stage-gate type. This paper presents a qualitative case study of two large independent software system projects that have used eXtreme Programming (XP) for software development within contexts of stage-gate project management models. The study is comprised of open ended interviews with managers as well as practitioners, followed by a structured, fully traceable, qualitative analysis. We conclude that it is possible to integrate XP in a gate model context. Key issues for success are the interfaces towards the agile subproject and management attitudes towards the agile approach.

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Nyckelord

  • Technology and Engineering
  • agile methods
  • stage-gate project management
  • qualitative study
  • case studies
  • extreme programming

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  • Software Engineering
  • ISSN: 1382-3256

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