Systematic piloting of agile methods in the large: two cases in embedded systems development

J. Heidenberg, M. Matinlassi, Minna Pikkarainen, P. Hirkman, J. Partanen

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    Abstract

    Deploying agile methods in a large, diverse, geographically distributed setting is a challenging task. In this paper, we propose that systematic piloting is to be used in order to build experience and to overcome the most common challenges of agile deployment, such as resistance to change. We approach this by developing a method for piloting agile. This method is developed based on multiple-case study in a large embedded systems company. Based on two cases, we describe a method that transcends the encountered challenges and can help meld an agile method with a plan-driven organization. (43 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2010
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages47-61
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-13792-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-13791-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement, PROFES 2010 - Limerick, Ireland
    Duration: 21 Jun 201023 Jun 2010

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume6156

    Conference

    Conference11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement, PROFES 2010
    Abbreviated titlePROFES
    CountryIreland
    CityLimerick
    Period21/06/1023/06/10

    Keywords

    • Software process improvement
    • agile deployment
    • pilot

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