Agile Software Development at Scale

@inproceedings{Ambler2007AgileSD,
  title={Agile Software Development at Scale},
  author={Scott W. Ambler},
  booktitle={CEE-SET},
  year={2007}
}
  • S. Ambler
  • Published in CEE-SET 1 May 2008
  • Computer Science
Since 2001 agile software development approaches are being adopted across a wide range of organizations and are now being applied at scale. There are eight factors to consider --- team size, geographical distribution, entrenched culture, system complexity, legacy systems, regulatory compliance, organizational distribution, governance and enterprise focus --- when scaling agile. Luckily a collection of techniques and strategies exist which scale agile approaches, including considering the full… 
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