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Barriers to adopting agile practices when developing medical device software

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dc.contributor.author Mc Hugh, Martin
dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Casey, Valentine
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T08:54:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T08:54:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Mc Hugh, M et al (2012) "Barriers to adopting agile practices when developing medical device software," in Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2315
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Agile methodologies such as XP and Scrum are founded upon the four values and twelve principles of agile software development. A software development project is only considered to be truly agile if these values and principles are followed. However, software developed for use in medical devices must be regulatory compliant and this can make the process of following a single agile methodology such as XP difficult to achieve. This paper outlines how we identified the barriers to agile adoption in the medical device software domain through performing a survey. These barriers include: lack of documentation; maintaining traceability; regulatory compliance; lack of up front planning and the process of managing multiple releases. Based on this research recommendations are also made as to how these barriers can be overcome. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE);
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30439-2_13
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject safety critical en_US
dc.subject agile en_US
dc.subject plan driven en_US
dc.subject XP en_US
dc.subject scrum en_US
dc.subject barriers en_US
dc.subject medical en_US
dc.title Barriers to adopting agile practices when developing medical device software en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK/I129 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 08/IN.1/I2030 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother fergal.mccaffery@dkit.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother martin.mchugh@dkit.ie


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