From Exotic to Mainstream: A 10-year Odyssey from Internet Speed to Boundary Spanning with Scrum

Richard Baskerville, Jan Pries-Heje, Sabine Madsen

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    Based on four empirical studies conducted over a 10-year time period from 1999 to 2008 we investigate how local software processes interact with global changes in the software development context. In 1999 companies were de-veloping software at high speed in a desperate rush to be first-to-market. In 2001 a new high speed/quick results development process had become established practice. In 2003 changes in the market created the need for a more balanced view on speed and quality, and in 2008 companies were successfully combining agile and plan driven approaches to achieve the benefits of both. The studies reveal a two-stage pattern in which dramatic changes in the market causes disruption of established practices, experimentation, and process adaptations followed by consolidation of lessons learnt into a new (and once again mature) software development process. Limitations, implications, and areas for future re-search are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAgile Software Development : Current Research and Future Directions
    EditorsTorgeir Dingsøyr, Tore Dybå, Niels Brede Moe
    Number of pages24
    Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publication date25 May 2010
    ISBN (Print)9783642125751, 3642125743
    Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2010

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