Evolution of the Agile Scaling Frameworks

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2021
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en
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17
123-139
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Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 22nd International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2021, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Volume 419 LNBIP
Abstract
Over the past decade, agile methods have become the favored choice for projects undertaken in rapidly changing environments. The success of agile methods in small, co-located projects has inspired companies to apply them in larger projects. Agile scaling frameworks, such as Large Scale Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework, have been invented by practitioners to scale agile to large projects and organizations. Given the importance of agile scaling frameworks, research on those frameworks is still limited. This paper presents our findings from an empirical survey answered by the methodologists of 15 agile scaling frameworks. We explored (i) framework evolution, (ii) main reasons behind their creation, (iii) benefits, and (iv) challenges of adopting these frameworks. The most common reasons behind creating the frameworks were improving the organization’s agility and collaboration between agile teams. The most commonly claimed benefits included enabling frequent deliveries and enhancing employee satisfaction, motivation, and engagement. The most mentioned challenges were using frameworks as cooking recipes instead of focusing on changing people’s culture and mindset.
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Agile scaling frameworks, Large-scale agile, Survey
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Uludağ , Ö , Putta , A , Paasivaara , M & Matthes , F 2021 , Evolution of the Agile Scaling Frameworks . in P Gregory , C Lassenius , X Wang & P Kruchten (eds) , Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 22nd International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2021, Proceedings . Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing , vol. 419 LNBIP , Springer , pp. 123-139 , International Conference on Agile Software Development , Virtual, Online , Denmark , 14/06/2021 . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78098-2_8