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ICGSE 2018
Sun 27 - Tue 29 May 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
co-located with * ICSE 2018 *
Tue 29 May 2018 11:30 - 11:45 at E2 room - Scaled and Distributed Agile Chair(s): Paolo Tell

This paper presents practices of a software engineering product team, spread across three countries that successfully scaled up in an agile-scrum setup for a legacy and a mission-critical software system while conforming to stringent regulatory requirements and that too in a matrix organization. Scrum team was a composition of members of different function houses, reporting to different function house heads. Practices highlighted in this paper contributed in successfully scaling up of a small team to 120+ product team with several scrum teams.

This paper underlines challenges faced by different roles and focus areas not defined in scrum-guide like project manager, product manager, and function houses. Our practices show several changes from a traditional way of working where these roles/focus areas together focused on coaching instead managing, in a multisite product team.

Transparency, communication, sustainable continuous improvement ecosystem and traditional large component based team structure were critical factors in scaling up the product team. This paper discusses such challenges and practices such as digital dashboards and OBEYA wall, multilayer communication, collaboration, ecosystems such as OYA day, reading club, A3 problem solving, value stream mapping and open appreciation with Kudos cards, and team structure transformation into smaller cross-functional feature based scrum teams.

Tue 29 May

11:00 - 12:30: ICGSE 2018 - Scaled and Distributed Agile at E2 room
Chair(s): Paolo TellIT University of Copenhagen
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Research paper
Ramesh LalAuckland University of Technology, Tony ClearAuckland University of Technology
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Research paper
Christof EbertVector Consulting
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Experience report
Rajeev Kumar GuptaSiemens Healthcare Private limited, Shivani JainSiemens Healthcare Private limited, Bharat Singh Siemens Healthcare Private limited
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Industry talk
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Research paper
Julian BassUniversity of Salford, Sarah BeechamLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, Mohammad Abdur RazzakLero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, John NollUniversity of East London, and Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre
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