03 - 04 November 2016
M Shed, Bristol, UK

Agility and process maturity

Edith Valencia Desynit

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Case Study

Software process improvement (SPI) involves understanding existing processes and changing them to increase product quality and/or reduce costs and development time.

Even though SPI has been widely applied in organisations using traditional methods, this is not the case for agile software development. While attempts have been made to enable SPI in agile software development, there is still a lack of SPI frameworks specifically suited to the agile context.

In this session I will present an approach to agile process improvement. The approach includes a process maturity model and an appraisal method suited for agile software development starting from the principles in the Agile Manifesto.

The evaluation of the proposed approach through an industrial project appraisal is also shown. This evaluation identified a series of weaknesses in the project assessed. The results of the evaluation show that the approach introduced in this session can be used as a simple but effective guide for starting improvement in agile projects.

About the Speaker

Edith is a scrum master at Desynit. She has more than 10 years of experience working on CMMI compliant and agile software development projects.


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