Taibi D., Lenarduzzi V., Janes A., Liukkunen K., Ahmad M.O. (2017) Comparing Requirements Decomposition Within the Scrum, Scrum with Kanban, XP, and Banana Development Processes. In: Baumeister H., Lichter H., Riebisch M. (eds) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. XP 2017. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 283. Springer, Cham
Comparing requirements decomposition within the Scrum, Scrum with Kanban, XP, and banana development processes
|Author:||Taibi, Davide1; Lenarduzzi, Valentina1; Janes, Andrea1;|
1Free University of Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano, Italy
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Publish Date:|| 2018-02-16
Context: Eliciting requirements from customers is a complex task. In Agile processes, the customer talks directly with the development team and often reports requirements in an unstructured way. The requirements elicitation process is up to the developers, who split it into user stories by means of different techniques.
Objective: We aim to compare the requirements decomposition process of an unstructured process and three Agile processes, namely XP, Scrum, and Scrum with Kanban.
Method: We conducted a multiple case study with a replication design, based on the project idea of an entrepreneur, a designer with no experience in software development. Four teams developed the project independently, using four different development processes. The requirements were elicited by the teams from the entrepreneur, who acted as product owner and was available to talk with the four groups during the project.
Results: The teams decomposed the requirements using different techniques, based on the selected development process.
Conclusions: Scrum with Kanban and XP resulted in the most effective processes from different points of view. Unexpectedly, decomposition techniques commonly adopted in traditional processes are still used in Agile processes, which may reduce project agility and performance. Therefore, we believe that decomposition techniques need to be addressed to a greater extent, both from the practitioners’ and the research points of view.
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Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming : 18th International Conference, XP 2017, Cologne, Germany, May 22-26, 2017, Proceedings
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