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Agile Software Development Methodology: A case study of challenges and issues associated with applying Scrum
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

IT industry looks for evolutionary development in software development process. As a result,organizations focus on early and continuous delivery of valuable software to stakeholders, andutilizing feedback from the stakeholders to improve the quality of the product. The traditionalmethodologies have been a mainstay in software development for more than 30 years, eventhough the iterative and the incremental approaches in agile methodology gained more spacein the software development industry. The Scrum method is the most commonly used agilemethodology, and it is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complexprojects. Yet, challenges and issues exist in software development projects using the Scrummethod. This research study aimed to examine the challenges and issues associated withapplying Scrum in software development projects. This study was based on a single case studymethod as a form of qualitative research. The data was collected through interviews withparticipants and key informants from a software development company, called Financial-IT.Finally the paper concludes that, using the Scrum method in software development projectshas its own limitations and challenges moreover the way the organization is using the methodin their development projects are also creating issues.

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2014. , 33 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2014.23
Keyword [en]
Software development, agile, Scrum, case study
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94466OAI: diva2:754092
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Master's Programme in IT Management
Available from: 2014-10-09 Created: 2014-10-09 Last updated: 2014-10-09Bibliographically approved

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