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
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period20/05/1728/05/17

Keywords

  • agile
  • experimentation
  • lean
  • software research

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    Jarvinen, J., Huomo, T., & Mikkonen, T. (2017). Running software research programs: An agile approach. In 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion (ICSE-C) (pp. 314-316). [7965342] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.59