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Integrating agile software development into stage-gate managed product development

Karlström, Daniel LU and Runeson, Per LU orcid (2006) In Empirical Software Engineering 11(2). p.203-225
Abstract
Agile methods have evolved as a bottom-up approach to software development. However, as the software in embedded products is only one part of development projects, agile methods must coexist with project management models typically of the stage-gate type. This paper presents a qualitative case study of two large independent software system projects that have used eXtreme Programming (XP) for software development within contexts of stage-gate project management models. The study is comprised of open ended interviews with managers as well as practitioners, followed by a structured, fully traceable, qualitative analysis. We conclude that it is possible to integrate XP in a gate model context. Key issues for success are the interfaces towards... (More)
Agile methods have evolved as a bottom-up approach to software development. However, as the software in embedded products is only one part of development projects, agile methods must coexist with project management models typically of the stage-gate type. This paper presents a qualitative case study of two large independent software system projects that have used eXtreme Programming (XP) for software development within contexts of stage-gate project management models. The study is comprised of open ended interviews with managers as well as practitioners, followed by a structured, fully traceable, qualitative analysis. We conclude that it is possible to integrate XP in a gate model context. Key issues for success are the interfaces towards the agile subproject and management attitudes towards the agile approach. (Less)
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agile methods, stage-gate project management, qualitative study, case studies, extreme programming
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Empirical Software Engineering
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203 - 225
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Springer
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1573-7616
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10.1007/s10664-006-6402-8
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  doi          = {10.1007/s10664-006-6402-8},
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