Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

David Musat Salvador , pp. 79. COM/School of Computing, 2011.

The work

Författare / Author: David Musat Salvador
dmusat@student.bth.se
Titel / Title: Hindrances for Agility: Detection and Recommendations
Översatt titel / Translated title: Hindrances for Agility: Detection and Recommendations
Abstrakt Abstract:

Context. Global Software Development is software work undertaken at geographically separated locations across national boundaries in a coordinated fashion involving real time or asynchronous interaction. Distributed Agile Development aims at the benefits of both Agile Software Development and Global Software Development aiding the distributed teams to overcome the challenges brought by the distribution.
Objectives. In this study the author investigates whether a globally distributed company is prepared to be agile, determining hindrances for agile and providing recommendations to mitigate or overcome the detected hindrances.
Methods. In this case study, surveys and interviews were used to study the hindrances for agile and literature was used to provide the recommendations towards the detected hindrances.
Results. 4 hindrances were detected. Only 1 was justified as necessary for the good performance of the distributed company. Several recommendations to overcome the hindrances were proposed. Both hindrances and proposed solutions were validated by the company representative.
Conclusions. We conclude that the studied individuals are willing to be agile. As agile is built bottom-up, the company is prepared to be agile. However, they will not be able to be agile until they overcome or mitigate the detected challenges. In the study, several solutions for it are proposed.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering

Nyckelord / Keywords: Agile Distributed Development, Case Study, Hindrances, Recommendations

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8l2pnu
Program:/ Programme European Master on Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 08/24/2011
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Darja Šmite
darja.smite@bth.se
Examinator / Examiner: Dr Tony Gorschek
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: COM/School of Computing

+46 455 38 50 00

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