How Technological Support Can Enable Advantages of Agile Software Development in a GSE Setting

Kevin Dullemond, Ben van Gameren, Rini van Solingen
2009 2009 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering  
Because of the distance between the dispersed development locations, Global Software Engineering (GSE) is confronted with challenges regarding communication, coordination and control of the development work. At the same time, agile software development is strongly built upon communication between engineers and has proven its benefits, although, mostly on one single site. As such, it might be advantageous to combine GSE with agile development. This blend however is not straightforward since the
more » ... istributed and agile development approaches might have conflicting convictions. In this paper we will discuss the advantages and challenges of combining GSE with agile development based on a theoretical, literature-based research. The main results presented in this paper are: (i) aspects of agile software development, (ii) benefits and challenges associated with these in relation to GSE, (iii) categories of technological support for agile GSE and (iv) a framework depicting the mutual relations among them.
doi:10.1109/icgse.2009.22 dblp:conf/icgse/DullemondGS09 fatcat:nayvclhdq5bsplk7hsbwg64wvy