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Integrating agile practices with a medical device software development lifecycle

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dc.contributor.author Mc Hugh, Martin
dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Casey, Valentine
dc.contributor.author Pikkarainen, Minna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-10T14:14:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-10T14:14:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2524
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The rate at which agile software development practices are being adopted is growing rapidly. Agile software development practices and methodologies appear to offer the silver bullet which can solve the problems associated with following plan driven software development lifecycles. Agile software development practices offer the possibility of achieving lower development costs, increased efficiency and improved software quality. However, there is currently a low rate of publicly available information that suggests there is widespread adoption of agile practices within the medical device software domain. This is largely due to the fact that software developed for medical devices includes challenges not faced when developing non safety critical software. As a result of these challenges, medical device software is typically developed using plan driven software development lifecycles. However, such lifecycles are quite rigid and cannot accommodate changes easily. Previous research has revealed that medical device software development projects can benefit from adopting agile practices whilst still maintaining the discipline associated with following plan driven development lifecycles. This paper outlines the challenges faced by developers when developing medical device software and how shortcomings in both agile and plan driven approaches can be resolved by following a mixed method approach to medical device software development. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher EuroSPI 2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EuroSPI 2012;
dc.subject medical device en_US
dc.subject agile en_US
dc.subject plan driven en_US
dc.subject SDLC en_US
dc.subject XP en_US
dc.title Integrating agile practices with a medical device software development lifecycle 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/I1299 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

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