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Saturday, May 25 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Large Scale Agile Development (Part I) (Julian Bass)

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Abstract:
Agile software development methods are conventionally applied in small, collocated development teams. There is growing interest, from researchers and practitioners, in agile methods applied to large-scale projects with several cooperating teams developing complex systems.
Large-scale agile is now a hot topic in software engineering. Agile frameworks, with all their benefits and challenges are being widely discussed and applied. The IEEE Software special issue on large-scale agile put together by Torgeir Dingsøyr, Davide Falessi and Ken Power is expected to come out in Mar./Apr. 2019.
How to apply agile methods to large projects was identified as the "top burning research question" by practitioners at XP2010. At XP2013 to XP2018, this workshop has addressed research challenges in large-scale agile development and identified topics such as inter-team coordination, large project organization, release planning and architecture and practices to scaling agile methods

Schedule:
9:00 - Opening Julian Bass
9:05 – Keynote Scaling Parallel Organisational Structures: The Spotify Guilds' Story Darja Šmite
9:45 – Research Paper 1: SAFe Adoptions in Finland: A Survey Research Maarit Laanti and Petri Kettunen
10:00 – Research Paper 2: Comparing Scaling Agile Frameworks Based on Underlying Practices Sven Theobald, Anna Schmitt 
10:15 – Research Paper 3: Finnish Large-Scale Agile Transformations: A Survey Study Petri Kettunen, Maarit Laanti, Fabian Fagerholm, Tommi Mikkonen and Tomi Männistö



Speakers
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Sven Theobald

Researcher, Fraunhofer IESE
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Julian Bass

Senior Lecturer, University of Salford
I have developed an inventory of activities and behaviours for product owners in large-scale agile development programmes. Check out the articles on large-scale agile in the Mar./Apr. 2019 issue of IEEE Software.
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Darja Smite

Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Interested in global software development and scaling agile, passionate about revealing the true impacts of offshoring.



Saturday May 25, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
E-4025 (4th Floor)