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A compliance analysis of agile methodologies with the ISO/IEC 29110 project management process

Galván-Cruz, Sergio and Mora, Manuel and O'Connor, Rory and Acosta-Escalante, Francisco and Alvarez, Francisco (2015) A compliance analysis of agile methodologies with the ISO/IEC 29110 project management process. In: Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems (CENTERIS 2015), 7-9 Oct 2015, Vilamoura, Portugal.

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Software process standards (e.g. ISO/IEC 12207, ISO/IEC 15504) and models (e.g. CMMI) provide a set of best practices and guidelines for improving the quality of the software process and products resulting from that process. However, they do not prescribe a particular software development methodology (i.e. RUP, MSF), and thus software development teams face a compliance problem between the selected development methodology and a pursued particular standard or model. In this research, the particular issue of compliance of Agile Software Development Methodologies (SCRUM, XP, and UPEDU) and the new ISO/IEC 29110 standard is studied. Because the new standard is focused on the software process in very small software development companies or small software project teams in the range from 1 to 25 people, and the Agile Software Development Methodologies (ASDMs) are primarily for same targets, this study is important. The ISO/IEC 29110 standard contains two processes: Project Management and Software Implementation. This study is focused on the first process. The main findings indicate that the UPEDU and SCRUM methodologies present and high compliance level with the ISO/IEC 29110 Project Management process, while XP has a moderate level. Thus, software developer teams interested in achieving compliance with the ISO/IEC 29110 Project Management process can count with two ASDMs. However, a full compliance study (with both Project Management and Software Implementation) is still missing.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:ISO/IEC 29110; SCRUM; UPEDU; XP; Agile software development methodology; Compliance to ISO/IEC standards
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Procedia Computer Science. 64. Elsevier.
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Copyright Information:CC BY-NC-ND
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:20986
Deposited On:26 Jan 2016 11:32 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 14:55

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