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Type: Conference paper
Title: Towards a framework for using agile approaches in global software development
Author: Hossain, E.
Ali Babar, M.
Verner, J.
Citation: Product-Focused Software Process Improvement: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference, PROFES 2009, 2009 / Bomarius, F., Jaring, P., Abrahamsson, P. (ed./s), vol.32 LNBIP, pp.126-140
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report no.: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; 32
ISBN: 9783642021527
ISSN: 1865-1348
Conference Name: 10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009) (15 Jun 2009 - 17 Jun 2009 : Oulu, Finland)
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Emam Hossain, Muhammad Ali Babar and June Verner
Abstract: As agile methods and Global Software Development (GSD) are become increasingly popular, GSD project managers have been exploring the viability of using agile approaches in their development environments. Despite the expected benefits of using an agile approach with a GSD project, the overall combining mechanisms of the two approaches are not clearly understood. To address this challenge, we propose a conceptual framework, based on the research literature. This framework is expected to aid a project manager in deciding what agile strategies are effective for a particular GSD project, taking into account project context. We use an industry-based case study to explore the components of our conceptual framework. Our case study is planned and conducted according to specific published case study guidelines. We identify the agile practices and agile supporting practices used by a GSD project manager in our case study and conclude with future research directions.
Keywords: Agile approaches; Global Software Development; Case study
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
RMID: 0030008294
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02152-7_11
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