Safety-Critical Systems and Agile Development: A Mapping Study [article]

Rashidah Kasauli and Eric Knauss and Benjamin Kanagwa and Agneta Nilsson and Gul Calikli
<span title="2018-08-03">2018</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
In the last decades, agile methods had a huge impact on how software is developed. In many cases, this has led to significant benefits, such as quality and speed of software deliveries to customers. However, safety-critical systems have widely been dismissed from benefiting from agile methods. Products that include safety critical aspects are therefore faced with a situation in which the development of safety-critical parts can significantly limit the potential speed-up through agile methods,
more &raquo; ... r the full product, but also in the non-safety critical parts. For such products, the ability to develop safety-critical software in an agile way will generate a competitive advantage. In order to enable future research in this important area, we present in this paper a mapping of the current state of practice based on a mixed method approach. Starting from a workshop with experts from six large Swedish product development companies we develop a lens for our analysis. We then present a systematic mapping study on safety-critical systems and agile development through this lens in order to map potential benefits, challenges, and solution candidates for guiding future research.
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