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I n recent years, the use of, interest in, and controversies surrounding agile methods have all increased dramatically—as has anecdotal evidence for agile methods' effectiveness in certain environments and for specific project types. Exactly in which environments and under what conditions agile methods work remains unclear, however. A development team at(More)
— At present, software development in the automotive industry is characterized by frequent changes caused by new innovations, fast-growing system complexity, growing software portion in cars, changing business relationships. This dynamical environment demands for flexible software processes. In order to improve a software development process with respect to(More)
In the automotive domain, customer demands and market constraints are progressively realized by electric/electronic components and corresponding software. Variant trace ability in SPL is crucial in the context of different tasks, like change impact analysis, especially in complex global software projects. In addition, trace ability concepts must be extended(More)
Daimler Trucks, being a very internationally oriented business unit within Daimler AG, is in the challenging position to manage multi-site development projects. Therefore, the Engine Control Unit including comprehensive embedded Software has to be developed for several markets, brands and engines. One challenge during this project included setting up a(More)
There is an increasing need and interest for organizations to collaborate with internal and external partners on a global scale for creating software-based products and services. Potential risks and di↵erent strategies need to be addressed when setting up such collaborations. Aspects such as cultural and social features, coordination, infrastructure,(More)
The digital transformation of the automotive industry has a significant impact on how development processes need to be organized in future. Dynamic market and technological environments require capabilities to react on changes and to learn fast. Agile methods are a promising approach to address these needs but they are not tailored to the specific(More)
—At present, software development in the automotive industry is characterized by frequent changes caused by new innovations, fast-growing system complexity, growing software portion in cars, changing business relationships. This dynamical environment demands for flexible software processes. In order to improve a software development process with respect to(More)
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