Managing commitments and risks: Challenges in distributed agile development

J. Kontio, M. Höglund, J. Rydén, Pekka Abrahamsson

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Abstract

Software development is always a challenging undertaking and it requires high commitments from individuals who participate in it. Software development often involves new technology, challenging or unknown requirements, and tight schedules - making it particularly prone to several types of risk. These challenges are even more paramount in agile development and in distributed development, where the need for efficient information sharing is important, yet the distributed development makes it very difficult. This paper uses innovative learning methods to explore and to learn about these challenges and how to deal with them. The paper is partially based on presentations given by authors, but a major element in the paper is the case study that is introduced and in which will involve all the participants. The learning in the paper is strongly facilitated by participants' discussions and the insights generated in concrete problem solving situations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2004)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-2163-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event26th International Conference on Software Engineering - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 May 200428 May 2004

Publication series

SeriesProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
Volume26
ISSN0270-5257

Conference

Conference26th International Conference on Software Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period28/05/0428/05/04

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