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Is water-scrum-fall reality? On the use of agile and traditional development practices

  • For years, agile methods are considered the most promising route toward successful software development, and a considerable number of published studies the (successful) use of agile methods and reports on the benefits companies have from adopting agile methods. Yet, since the world is not black or white, the question for what happened to the traditional models arises. Are traditional models replaced by agile methods? How is the transformation toward Agile managed, and, moreover, where did it start? With this paper we close a gap in literature by studying the general process use over time to investigate how traditional and agile methods are used. Is there coexistence or do agile methods accelerate the traditional processes’ extinction? The findings of our literature study comprise two major results: First, studies and reliable numbers on the general process model use are rare, i.e., we lack quantitative data on the actual process use and, thus, we often lack the ability to ground process-related research in practically relevant issues. Second, despite the assumed dominance of agile methods, our results clearly show that companies enact context-specific hybrid solutions in which traditional and agile development approaches are used in combination.

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Name:Münch, Jürgen
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26844-6_11
ISBN:978-3-319-26844-6
Erschienen in:Product-focused software process improvement : 16th International Conference, PROFES 2015, Bolzano, Italy, December 2-4, 2015
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:Cham
Editor:Pekka Abrahamsson
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of Publication:2015
Tag:agile methods; comparative study; development practices; scrum; software process; systematic literature review
Pagenumber:18
First Page:149
Last Page:166
Catalogue entry:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
Dewey Decimal Classification:005 Computerprogrammierung, Programme, Daten
Access Rights:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  Lizenzbedingungen Springer