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Title: Agile software product lines: a systematic mapping study
Other Titles: Software: Practice and Experience
Authors: Almeida, Eduardo Santana de
O'Leary, Pádraig
Silva, Ivonei Freitas da
Silveira Neto, Paulo Anselmo da Mota
Silveira Neto, Paulo Anselmo da Mota
Meira, Silvio Romero de Lemos
Keywords: Systematic mapping study;Agile methods;Software product lines;Agile principles
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Background: Software product lines and Agile methods have been an effective solution for dealing with the growing complexity of software and handling competitive needs of software organizations. They also share common goals, such as improving productivity, reducing time-to-market, decreasing development costs and increasing customer satisfaction. There has been growing interest in whether the integration of Agile and SPL could provide further benefits and solve many of the outstanding issues surrounding software development. Objective: This study investigates the state-of-the-art in Agile SPL approaches, while identifying gaps in current research and synthesizing available evidence. It also provides a basis for a deeper understanding of the issues involved in the integration of Agile and SPL. Method: A mapping study was undertaken to analyze the relation between Agile and SPL methods. A set of four research questions were defined in which the 32 primary studies were evaluated. Results: This study provides insights into the integration of Agile and SPL approaches, it identifies the current gaps in the research, synthesize the available evidence and propose specific Agile methods and practices for integration in SPL. Conclusions: In general, few studies describe the underlying Agile principles being adopted by proposed Agile SPL solutions. The most common Agile practices proposed by the studies came from the XP and Scrum methods, particularly in the pro-active SPL strategy. We identify certain Agile methods that are being overlooked by the Agile SPL community, and propose specific SPL practices areas suitable for adoption of Agile practices.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p. 899–920
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/14756
ISSN: 0038-0644
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