Tue 18 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Wed 19 May 2021 09:00 - 09:13 at ICSSP/ICGSE Room - 3B: Agile Development Practices Chair(s): Nils Brede Moe

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.

Wed 19 May

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09:00 - 09:52
Do Scaling Agile Frameworks Address Global Software Development Risks? An Empirical Study
A: Sarah Beecham Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, A: Tony Clear Auckland University of Technology, A: Ramesh Lal , A: John Noll University of Hertfordshire
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Empower Your Agile Organization: Community-based Decision Making in Large-Scale Agile Development at Ericsson
A: Maria Paasivaara LUT University, Finland & IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Aalto University, Finland, A: Casper Lassenius Aalto University, Finland and Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway
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Is Agile Not Agile Enough? A Study on How Agile is Applied and Misapplied in the Video Game Development Industry
Research Papers
Tim McKenzie University of Canterbury, Miguel Ehécatl Morales Trujillo University of Canterbury, Stephan Lukosch University of Canterbury, Simon Hoermann University of Canterbury
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Doctoral symposium paper
Supporting Agile Transformation: A Proposal for a Scientifically Founded Agile Assessment Model
Doctoral Track
A: Doruk Tuncel Siemens AG
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Wed 19 May 2021 09:00 - 09:52 at ICSSP/ICGSE Room - 3B: Agile Development Practices Chair(s): Nils Brede Moe
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