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Agile Software Development in Large Organizations
December 2004 (vol. 37 no. 12)
pp. 26-34
Mikael Lindvall, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, Maryland
Dirk Muthig, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering
Michael Stupperich, DaimlerChrysler
David Kiefer, Motorola
John May, Motorola
Developers need evidence that a new technology works in a certain context before they promote and deploy it on a larger scale. This need looms greater in large organizations because of their complexity and the need to integrate new technologies and processes with existing ones.

To further evaluate agile methods and their underlying software development practices, several Software Experience Center member companies initiated a series of activities to discover if agile practices match their organizations' needs. Based on the experiences of these organizations, researchers concluded that agile practices match the needs of large organizations, but integrating new practices with existing processes and quality systems that govern the conduct of software development requires further tailoring. The challenge here lies not in applying agile practices to a project, but in efficiently integrating the agile project into its environment.

Citation:
Mikael Lindvall, Dirk Muthig, Aldo Dagnino, Christina Wallin, Michael Stupperich, David Kiefer, John May, Tuomo K?hk?nen, "Agile Software Development in Large Organizations," Computer, vol. 37, no. 12, pp. 26-34, Dec. 2004, doi:10.1109/MC.2004.231
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