Agile vs. structured distributed software development: A case study

@article{Estler2012AgileVS,
  title={Agile vs. structured distributed software development: A case study},
  author={H.-Christian Estler and Mart{\'i}n Nordio and Carlo A. Furia and Bertrand Meyer and Johannes Schneider},
  journal={2012 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Global Software Engineering},
  year={2012},
  pages={11-20}
}
In globally distributed software development, does it matter being agile rather than structured? To answer this question, this paper presents an extensive case study that compares agile (Scrum, XP, etc.) vs. structured (RUP, waterfall) processes to determine if the choice of process impacts aspects such as the overall success and economic savings of distributed projects, the motivation of the development teams, the amount of communication required during development, and the emergence of… CONTINUE READING
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