Running software research programs: An agile approach

Janne Järvinen, Tua Huomo, Tommi Mikkonen

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    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.

    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 conference proceedings
    EventIEEE/ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Conference

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

    Keywords

    • Agile
    • Experimentation
    • Lean
    • Software research

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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