Towards agile and beyond: An empirical account on the challenges involved when advancing software development practices
Paper in proceedings, 2014

During the last decade, the vast majority of software companies have adopted agile development practices. Now companies are looking to move beyond agile and further advance their practices. In this paper, we report on the experiences of a company in the embedded systems domain that is adopting agile practices with the intention to move beyond agile and towards continuous deployment of software. Based on case study research involving group interviews and a web-based survey, we identify challenges in relation to (1) the adoption of agile practices, (2) testing practices, (3) continuous deployment, and (4) customer validation.

Beyond agile

Continuous deployment

Agile practices



Helena Holmström Olsson

Malmö university

Jan Bosch

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers)

Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

1865-1348 (ISSN)

Vol. 179 327-335

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science





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