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Applying SCRUM in an OSS development process: An empirical evaluation

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 11th International Conference, XP 2010, Proceedings
KustantajaSpringer Verlag
Sivut147-159
Sivumäärä13
Vuosikerta48 LNBIP
ISBN (painettu)9783642130533
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2010
Julkaistu ulkoisestiKyllä
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma11th International Conference on Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, XP 2010 - Trondheim, Norja
Kesto: 1 kesäkuuta 20104 kesäkuuta 2010

Julkaisusarja

NimiLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Vuosikerta48 LNBIP
ISSN (painettu)1865-1348

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, XP 2010
MaaNorja
KaupunkiTrondheim
Ajanjakso1/06/104/06/10

Tiivistelmä

Open Source Software development often resembles Agile models. In this paper, we report about our experience in using SCRUM for the development of an Open Source Software Java tool. With this work, we aim at answering the following research questions: 1) is it possible to switch successfully to the SCRUM methodology in an ongoing Open Source Software development process? 2) is it possible to apply SCRUM when the developers are geographically distributed? 3) does SCRUM help improve the quality of the product and the productivity of the process? We answer to these questions by identifying a set of measures and by comparing the data we collected before and after the introduction of SCRUM. The results seem to show that SCRUM can be introduced and used in an ongoing geographically distributed Open Source Software process and that it helps control the development process better.