Running software research programs: An agile approach

Janne Jarvinen, Tua Huomo, Tommi Mikkonen

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    Abstract

    Agile, lean processes have become the de-facto way to operate in the domain of software intensive products. Methodologies such as the lean startup are reshaping the way new companies and even well-established enterprises seek new opportunities in their operations. In contrast, in research, little has changed during that time - organizations that fund research still expect a solid, linear research plan. In this paper, we present an attempt to challenge this model in software research, based on 7 years of experiences in two large, national, industry-led projects that followed a more agile mindset. Furthermore, we also provide an insight to key learnings and best practices of running software research in agile fashion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (ICSE-C)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages314-316
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1589-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-1590-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Duration: 20 May 201728 May 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
    Abbreviated titleICSE-C 2017
    Country/TerritoryArgentina
    CityBuenos Aires
    Period20/05/1728/05/17

    Keywords

    • agile
    • experimentation
    • lean
    • software research

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