Applying an Agility/Discipline Assessment for a Small Software Organisation

P.S. Taylor, Paul Sage, G. Coleman, K. McDaid, I. Lawthers, R. Corr, Desmond Greer

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Abstract

The adoption of agile software development methodologies may appear to be a rather straightforward process yielding instantly improved software in less time and increasingly satisfied customers. This paper will show that such a notion is a misunderstanding and can be harmful to small software development organisations. A more reasonable approach involves a careful risk assessment and framework for introducing agile practices to address specific risks. A case study with a small software development organisation is provided to show the assessment in practice and the resulting risk mitigation strategies for process improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-304
Number of pages15
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume4034
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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