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Scrum-of-Scrums meeting is mentioned in the literature as the mech- anism for handling inter-team coordination in large-scale Scrum. However, how to implement it in projects with tens of teams is not explained. In this paper, we present a multiple case study on how Scrum-of-Scrum meetings were applied in two large-scale, globally distributed Scrum projects(More)
Context: Proponents of the Scrum software development method use the term "Scrum But" to refer to harmful changes to Scrum. Scrum has been increasingly adopted in large software development organizations. This has led to changes to Scrum practices, but it is not known if these changes are harmful. Objective: We studied how the requirements were planned and(More)
In this paper, we present a LEGO-based Scrum simulation game that we used twice with Master’s level students at Aalto University. The game was initially developed as an internal training tool in F-Secure Corporation, a Finnish security software company, to support their agile adoption. In the game, student teams learn the Scrum roles, events and(More)
Agile software development (ASD) methods have gained popularity in the industry and been the subject of an increasing amount of academic research. Although requirements engineering (RE) in ASD has been studied, the overall understanding of RE in ASD as a phenomenon is still weak. We conducted a mapping study of RE in ASD to review the scientific literature.(More)
1. RQ: What was the release planning process? 2. RQ: What were the challenges related to the release planning process? 3. RQ: What were the benefits of the continous release planning process? Feature team Feature team Feature team Feature team Technical product area Technical product area Developmen Scrum team Developmen Scrum team Developmen Scrum team(More)
The Product Owner in Scrum is a crucial role responsible for managing customer requirements in the form of prioritized backlog items and communicating them to the Scrum team. When scaling Scrum to large projects consisting of tens of teams, one Product Owner is not able to work with all the teams; thus the role needs to be scaled. While the literature(More)
In a large organization, informal communication and simple backlogs are not sufficient for the management of requirements and development work. Many large organizations are struggling to successfully adopt agile methods, but there is still little scientific knowledge on requirements management in large-scale agile development organizations. We present an(More)
Transforming a large organization from a plan-driven process to agile development is challenging. Despite this, large organizations are increasingly adopting agile development and lean thinking. However, there is little research on how to conduct a successful transformation in large organizations, which often are globally distributed. In this paper we(More)