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Evaluating the implementation of SAFe with focus on test and quality

Fridälv, Sandra LU (2017) In LU-CS-EX 2017-02 EDA920 20162
Department of Computer Science
Abstract
Today it gets more and more popular for companies to implement Scaled Agile
Framework (SAFe) in their organizations. SAFe is an agile software development
framework that intends to increase productivity and quality, and provide
faster time to market. A company that works in a waterfall based development
process, is now facing this implementation. The company would like to know
which challenges other companies have when implementing SAFe and how
they have solved these challenges. Especially they want to know what challenges
and changes there are in test and quality when implementing SAFe.
With this knowledge, the company can be more prepared if they face similar
challenges during their own implementation.

In this thesis work 17... (More)
Today it gets more and more popular for companies to implement Scaled Agile
Framework (SAFe) in their organizations. SAFe is an agile software development
framework that intends to increase productivity and quality, and provide
faster time to market. A company that works in a waterfall based development
process, is now facing this implementation. The company would like to know
which challenges other companies have when implementing SAFe and how
they have solved these challenges. Especially they want to know what challenges
and changes there are in test and quality when implementing SAFe.
With this knowledge, the company can be more prepared if they face similar
challenges during their own implementation.

In this thesis work 17 different companies have been interviewed about their
experience of implementing SAFe. Results from the interviews were compiled
and analyzed to see if there were any similarities between the companies’
characteristics and their answers. The analysis resulted in a clear difference in
answers between companies with many people involved in SAFe and the companies
with fewer people involved in SAFe. It also resulted in some best practices
on how to solve the most general challenges that companies have when
implementing SAFe. The analysis also gives companies some best practices
on how to change their test process and how to work efficiently with test and
quality in SAFe. A final overall analysis was made and it resulted in some
guidelines for companies that are going to implement SAFe. (Less)
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author
Fridälv, Sandra LU
supervisor
organization
course
EDA920 20162
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
SAFe, Scaling Agile, Agile process, Waterfall process, Test, Quality, Challenges, Changes
publication/series
LU-CS-EX 2017-02
report number
LU-CS-EX 2017-02
ISSN
1650-2884
language
English
id
8903037
date added to LUP
2017-02-13 10:03:50
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2017-02-13 10:03:50
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  abstract     = {Today it gets more and more popular for companies to implement Scaled Agile
Framework (SAFe) in their organizations. SAFe is an agile software development
framework that intends to increase productivity and quality, and provide
faster time to market. A company that works in a waterfall based development
process, is now facing this implementation. The company would like to know
which challenges other companies have when implementing SAFe and how
they have solved these challenges. Especially they want to know what challenges
and changes there are in test and quality when implementing SAFe.
With this knowledge, the company can be more prepared if they face similar
challenges during their own implementation.

In this thesis work 17 different companies have been interviewed about their
experience of implementing SAFe. Results from the interviews were compiled
and analyzed to see if there were any similarities between the companies’
characteristics and their answers. The analysis resulted in a clear difference in
answers between companies with many people involved in SAFe and the companies
with fewer people involved in SAFe. It also resulted in some best practices
on how to solve the most general challenges that companies have when
implementing SAFe. The analysis also gives companies some best practices
on how to change their test process and how to work efficiently with test and
quality in SAFe. A final overall analysis was made and it resulted in some
guidelines for companies that are going to implement SAFe.},
  author       = {Fridälv, Sandra},
  issn         = {1650-2884},
  keyword      = {SAFe,Scaling Agile,Agile process,Waterfall process,Test,Quality,Challenges,Changes},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LU-CS-EX 2017-02},
  title        = {Evaluating the implementation of SAFe with focus on test and quality},
  year         = {2017},
}