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Running software research programs: An agile approach

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ICSE-C 2017
PublisherIEEE
Pages314-316
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE/ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE/ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Agile, lean processes have become the de-facto way to operate in the domain of software intensive products. Methodologies such as the lean startup are reshaping the way new companies and even well-established enterprises seek new opportunities in their operations. In contrast, in research, little has changed during that time - organizations that fund research still expect a solid, linear research plan. In this paper, we present an attempt to challenge this model in software research, based on 7 years of experiences in two large, national, industry-led projects that followed a more agile mindset. Furthermore, we also provide an insight to key learnings and best practices of running software research in agile fashion.

Keywords

  • Agile, Experimentation, Lean, Software research

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland