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Scaling agile methods to regulated environments: an industry case study

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dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Ryan
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Donal
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-23T11:58:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-23T11:58:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3055
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Agile development methods are growing in popularity with a recent survey reporting that more than 80% of organizations now following an agile approach. Agile methods were seen initially as best suited to small, co-located teams developing non-critical systems. The first two constraining characteristics (small and co-located teams) have been addressed as research has emerged describing successful agile adoption involving large teams and distributed contexts. However, the applicability of agile methods for developing safety-critical systems in regulated environments has not yet been demonstrated unequivocally, and very little rigorous research exists in this area. Some of the essential characteristics of agile approaches appear to be incompatible with the constraints imposed by regulated environments. In this study we identify these tension points and illustrate through a detailed case study how an agile approach was implemented successfully in a regulated environment. Among the interesting concepts to emerge from the research are the notions of continuous compliance and living traceability. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) SEIP track;
dc.rights “© 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.” en_US
dc.subject agile methods en_US
dc.subject regulated environments en_US
dc.subject scrum en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.title Scaling agile methods to regulated environments: an industry case study 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 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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