Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Development

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Title Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Development
Author Sekileto, Nelson ; Evbota, Felix ; Knauss, Eric ; Sandberg, Anna ; Chaudron, Michel ; Olsson Holmström, Helena
Date 2014
English abstract
This qualitative study investigates challenges associated with technical dependencies and their communication. Such challenges frequently occur when agile practices are scaled to large-scale software development. The use of thematic analysis on semi-structured interviews revealed five challenges: planning, task prioritization, knowledge sharing, code quality, and integration. More importantly, these challenges interact with one another and can lead to a domino effect or vicious circle. If an organization struggles with one challenge, it is likely that the other challenges become problematic as well. This situation can have a significant impact on process and product quality. Our recommendations focus on improving planning and knowledge sharing (with practices such as scrum-of-scrums, continuous integration, open space technology) to break the vicious circle, and to reestablish effective communication across teams, which will then enable large-scale companies to achieve the benefits of large-scale agility.
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15th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP) (May 26-30 2014 : Rome, Italy)
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06862-6_4 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2014.;
Series/Issue Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing;179
ISBN 978-3-319-06861-9
978-3-319-06862-6
Page 46-61
Language eng (iso)
Subject Technology
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/28122 Permalink to this page
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