Maarit Laanti

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Modern large new product developments (NPD) are typically characterized by many uncertainties and frequent changes. Often the embedded software development projects working on such products face many problems compared to traditional, placid project environments. One of the major project management decisions is then the selection of the project’s software(More)
Organizations developing software have increasing interest towards deployment of agile methods. However, there is a problem in scaling up scrum and other agile methods, since these were originally meant for individual team scope. It is not enough to deploy agile methods only on the team level - because of the dependencies that teams have between each other(More)
Agile methods provided a revolution in how projects are managed and executed. Companies strive to adopt agile methods on all levels of their organizations. Yet Agile Portfolio Management is a new topic in research, and only few experience reports exist so far on how companies have taken Agile Portfolio Management into use. This paper fills the gap by(More)
The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles are typically referred to as the definitions of "agile" and "agility". There is research on agile values and agile practises, but how should “Scaled Agility” be defined, and what might be the characteristics and principles of Scaled Agile? This paper examines the characteristics of scaled agile, and the principles(More)
Little research data exist about agile teams and wellbeing. After changing software engineering mode to agile, we wanted to find out if people experienced more or less stress than before. This study is based on a company-wide survey of 466 software engineering practitioners. We asked about their subjective feelings about stress, empowerment, and performance(More)