An Empirical Study of Lead-Times in Incremental and Agile Software Development

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Author(s): Kai Petersen
Title: An Empirical Study of Lead-Times in Incremental and Agile Software Development
Conference name: International Conference on Software Process (ICSP 2010)
Year: 2010
Pagination: 345-356
ISBN: 978-3-642-14346-5
Publisher: Springer
City: Paderborn
ISI number: 000286151700030
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/com
Authors e-mail: kai.petersen@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Short lead-times are essential in order to have a first-move advantages and to be able to react on changes on a fast-paced market. Agile software development is a development paradigm that aims at being able to respond quickly to changes in customer needs. So far, to the best of our knowledge no empirical study has investigated lead-times with regard to different aspects (distribution between phases, difference of lead-time with regard to architecture dependencies, and size). However, in order to improve lead-times it is important to understand the behavior of lead-times. In this study the lead-times of a large-scale company employing incremental and agile practices are analyzed. The analysis focuses on 12 systems at Ericsson AB, Sweden.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: agile, incremental, lead-times
Note: To be published in springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14347-2
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