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"Leagile” software development: an experience report analysis of the application of lean approaches in agile software development

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Xiaofeng
dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Cawley, Oisín
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-19T12:31:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-19T12:31:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2677
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent years there has been a noticeable shift in attention from those who use agile software development toward lean software development, often labelled as a shift “from agile to lean”. However, the reality may not be as simple or linear as this label implies. To provide a better understanding of lean software development approaches and how they are applied in agile software development, we have examined 30 experience reports published in past agile software conferences in which experiences of applying lean approaches in agile software development were reported. The analysis identified six types of lean application. The results of our study show that lean can be applied in agile processes in different manners for different purposes. Lean concepts, principles and practices are most often used for continuous agile process improvement, with the most recent introduction being the kanban approach, introducing a continuous, flow-based substitute to time-boxed agile processes. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Systems and Software;85(6), pp. 1287-1299
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2012.01.061
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Systems and Software. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Systems and Software, 85(6), pp 1287-1289. doi 10.1016/j.jss.2012.01.061 en_US
dc.subject agile software development en_US
dc.subject lean software development en_US
dc.subject Scrum en_US
dc.subject leagile en_US
dc.subject kanban en_US
dc.subject experience report en_US
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.title "Leagile” software development: an experience report analysis of the application of lean approaches in agile software development 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
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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