When agile meets waterfall: investigating risks and problems on the interface between agile and traditional software development in a hybrid development organization

R.J. Kusters, Y. van de Leur, W.G.M.M. Rutten, J.J.M. Trienekens

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Abstract

This paper aims to map issues (risks and problems) at the interface of agile and traditional development approaches in hybrid organizations which have an impact on coordination and cooperation. Successfully combining agile and traditional development methods appears to be quite a challenge for many hybrid organizations. Both methods have their own strengths and added value but also bring their own culture and conditions. Combining these can lead to problems. If we want to handle such problems, we first need to understand the issues that can cause such problems. This study is aimed at identifying and validating an overview of these issues. Based on an exploration of literature a preliminary overview of issues was derived. These were classified into a coherent set. The result was validated in a case study within a large financial institute in the Netherlands. The resulting list of twenty-four issues can be used as a starting point for handling the problem area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
EditorsSlimane Hammoudi, Michal Smialek, Olivier Camp, Joaquim Filipe
Place of PublicationSetubal
PublisherINSTICC Press
Pages271-278
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582486
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-248-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2017) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 26 Apr 201729 Apr 2017
Conference number: 19
http://www.iceis.org/?y=2017

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2017)
Abbreviated titleICEIS2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period26/04/1729/04/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Software Development Methods
  • Agile
  • Traditional
  • Risks
  • Problems
  • Challenges
  • Software development methods
  • Hybrid

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    Kusters, R. J., van de Leur, Y., Rutten, W. G. M. M., & Trienekens, J. J. M. (2017). When agile meets waterfall: investigating risks and problems on the interface between agile and traditional software development in a hybrid development organization. In S. Hammoudi, M. Smialek, O. Camp, & J. Filipe (Eds.), ICEIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (pp. 271-278). Setubal: INSTICC Press. https://doi.org/10.5220/0006292502710278