Improving Responsiveness, Bug Detection, and Delays in a Bureaucratic Setting: A Longitudinal Empirical IID Adoption Case Study

(Short research paper, 15 min) [ Slides ]

Author(s): Caryna Pinheiro, Frank Maurer and Jonathan Sillito (University of Calgary)
Session: Adoption
Session chair: Helen Sharp (Open University)
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
This paper empirically studies a group of projects in a large bureau- cratic government agency that adopted iterative and incremental development (IID). We found that a project that followed IID since inception provided substantially better bug-fixing responsiveness and found bugs earlier in the development lifecycle than existing projects that migrated to IID. IID practices also supported managerial decisions that lead to on-time & on-budget delivery.

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