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Do scaling agile frameworks address global software development risks? An empirical study

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Show simple item record Beecham, Sarah Clear, Tony Lal, Ramesh Noll, John 2022-03-16T14:50:19Z 2022-03-16T14:50:19Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Beecham, S;Clear, T;Lal, R;Noll, J (2021) 'Do scaling agile frameworks address global software development risks? An empirical study'. Journal Of Systems And Software, 171 . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0164-1212
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Driven by the need to coordinate activities of multiple agile development teams cooperating to produce a large software product, software-intensive organizations are turning to scaling agile software development frameworks. Despite the growing adoption of various scaling agile frameworks, there is little empirical evidence of how effective their practices are in mitigating risk, especially in global software development (GSD), where project failure is a known problem.In this study, we develop a GSD Risk Catalog of 63 risks to assess the degree to which two scaling agile frameworks-Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)-address software project risks in GSD. We examined data from two longitudinal case studies implementing each framework to identify the extent to which the framework practices address GSD risks.Scaling agile frameworks appear to help companies eliminate or mitigate many traditional risks in GSD, especially relating to users and customers. However, several important risks were not eliminated or mitigated. These persistent risks in the main belonged to the Environment quadrant highlighting the inherent risk in developing software across geographic boundaries. Perhaps these frameworks (and arguably any framework), would have difficulty alleviating, issues that appear to be outside the immediate control of the organization. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of Systems and Software;171, 110823
dc.subject Global software development (GSD) en_US
dc.subject risks en_US
dc.subject scaling agile frameworks en_US
dc.subject scaled agile framework (SAFe) en_US
dc.subject disciplined agile delivery (DAD) en_US
dc.subject empirical study en_US
dc.title Do scaling agile frameworks address global software development risks? An empirical study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2022-03-16T14:38:37Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jss.2020.110823
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/RC/2094 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3046109
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal Of Systems And Software
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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