Deploying agile practices in organizations: a case study

Minna Pikkarainen, Outi Salo, Jari Still

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Currently, software development organizations are increasingly interested in adopting agile processes and practices. The organizations, however, need procedures and methods for supporting a systematic selection and deployment of new agile practices and for tailoring them to suit the organizational context. In this paper, an agile deployment framework is proposed. It is compatible with the ideology of continuous improvement of organizational practices (QIP), while it also integrates it with the opportunities provided by short iterations of agile process model. The suggested framework includes the procedures and methods needed for selecting suitable new agile practices in an organization. It also embodies the means for iteratively tailoring and validating the deployed practices within agile projects and gaining feedback rapidly from projects to the organization. The paper presents the empirical experiences of a case study where the F-Secure Corporation deployed a new agile software development process (Mobile-D) in a pilot project in order to utilize its experiences in developing an organization specific agile process model alongside their traditional F-Secure product realization process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Process Improvement. EuroSPI 2005
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-32271-9
ISBN (Print)3-540-30286-7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event12th European Conference on Software Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2005 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Nov 200511 Nov 2005

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference12th European Conference on Software Process Improvement, EuroSPI 2005
Abbreviated titleEuroSPI


  • agile software development
  • SPI
  • software process improvement
  • deployment


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