Expectations and Challenges from Scaling Agile in Mechatronics-Driven Companies - nA Comparative Case Study
Kapitel i bok, 2015

Agile software development is increasingly adopted by companies evolving and maintaining software products to support better planning and tracking the realization of user stories and features. While convincing success stories help to further spread the adoption of Agile, mechatronics-driven companies need guidance to implement Agile for non-software teams. In this comparative case study of three companies from the Nordic region, we systematically investigate expectations and challenges from scaling Agile in organizations dealing with mechatronics development by conducting on-site workshops and surveys. Our findings show that all companies have already successfully implemented Agile in their software teams. The expected main benefit of successfully scaling agile development is a faster time-to-market product development; however, the two main challenges are: (a) An inflexible test environment that inhibits fast feedback to changed or added features, and (b) the existing organizational structure including the company's mind-set that needs to be opened-up for agile principles.

Software development process

software-development

Comparative case study

Mechatronics

Agile

Scaling agile

Författare

Christian Berger

Göteborgs universitet

Agile Processes, in Software Engineering, and Extreme Programming, Xp 2015

Vol. 212 15-26

Ämneskategorier

Data- och informationsvetenskap

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2_2

ISBN

978-33-19-18612-2

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Skapat

2017-10-10