Agile Software Development of Mobile Information Systems

Pekka Abrahamsson

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Agile software development methods are quickly being adopted by the software industry. Concerns have been raised whether agile methods are suitable for any given information systems development domain. Indeed, quite little is known empirically about the validity of agile methods in most of the industrial domains. Mobile information systems present no exception in this sense. Yet, they are subject to frequent requirements changes in terms of changing business needs and technology, and their market is highly competitive. Moreover, most of these systems are far away from so called agile home ground. This talk presents the need for agile methods in the focal domain, identifies their shortcomings on the basis of three large-scale case studies from industry. All of the cases deal with the development of mobile information system and come from Nokia, F-Secure and Philips. The talk also discusses the possible strategies for deploying agile solutions in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Information Systems Engineering
Subtitle of host publication19th International Conference, CAiSE 2007, Trondheim, Norway, June 11-15, 2007. Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin - Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-72988-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-72987-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
Event19th International Conference. CAiSE 2007. Trondheim, Norway, 11 - 15 June 2007 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …


Conference19th International Conference. CAiSE 2007. Trondheim, Norway, 11 - 15 June 2007
Period1/01/07 → …


  • Agile software development
  • case study
  • mobile information systems


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