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A Case Study on Benefits and Side-Effects of Agile Practices in Large-Scale Requirements Engineering

Bjarnason, Elizabeth LU ; Wnuk, Krzysztof LU and Regnell, Björn LU (2011) First workshop on Agile Requirements Engineering In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
In the software industry, there is a strong shift from traditional phase-based development towards agile methods and practices. This paper reports on a case study aimed at investigating if, and how, agile Requirements Engineering (RE) can remedy the challenges of traditional RE, and what new challenges agile RE may pose. The results from an initial case study with 9 practitioners from a large software development company, which is transitioning towards agile-inspired processes, show that agile practices address some RE challenges such as communication gaps and overscoping, but also cause new challenges, such as striking a good balance between agility and stability, and ensuring sufficient competence in cross-functional development teams.
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Requirements/Specification - methodologies, Management, Documentation, Human Factors
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First workshop on Agile Requirements Engineering
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  abstract     = {In the software industry, there is a strong shift from traditional phase-based development towards agile methods and practices. This paper reports on a case study aimed at investigating if, and how, agile Requirements Engineering (RE) can remedy the challenges of traditional RE, and what new challenges agile RE may pose. The results from an initial case study with 9 practitioners from a large software development company, which is transitioning towards agile-inspired processes, show that agile practices address some RE challenges such as communication gaps and overscoping, but also cause new challenges, such as striking a good balance between agility and stability, and ensuring sufficient competence in cross-functional development teams.},
  author       = {Bjarnason, Elizabeth and Wnuk, Krzysztof and Regnell, Björn},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  keyword      = {Requirements/Specification - methodologies,Management,Documentation,Human Factors},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {5},
  publisher    = {ACM},
  title        = {A Case Study on Benefits and Side-Effects of Agile Practices in Large-Scale Requirements Engineering},
  year         = {2011},
}