Impact of Growing Business on Software Processes
2010 (English)In: SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES PROCESS IMPROVEMENT / [ed] Riel, A; OConnor, R; Tichkiewitch, S; Messnarz, R, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN: BERLIN , 2010, Vol. 99, 189-200 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
When growing their businesses, software organizations should not only put effort into developing and executing their business strategies, but also into managing and improving their internal software development processes and aligning them with business growth strategies. It is only in this way they may confirm that their businesses grow in a healthy and sustainable way. In this paper, we map out one software company's business growth on the course of its historical events and identify its impact on the company's software production processes and capabilities. The impact concerns benefits, challenges, problems and lessons learned. The most important lesson learned is that although business growth has become a stimulus for starting thinking and improving software processes, the organization lacked guidelines aiding it in and aligning it to business growth. Finally, the paper generates research questions providing a platform for future research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN: BERLIN , 2010. Vol. 99, 189-200 p.
, Communications in Computer and Information Science, ISSN 1865-0929 ; 99
business growth, distributed teams, Scrum, process change
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39677DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15666-3_17ISI: 000289177000017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77957549865ISBN: 978-3-642-15665-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-39677DiVA: diva2:440260
17th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. Grenoble, FRANCE. SEP 01-03, 2010