Development of a Grooming Process for an Agile Software Team in the Automotive Domain

  • Francisca Ribeiro
  • André L. Ferreira
  • Anabela Tereso
  • Deborah Perrotta
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)


At the current unpredictable technical evolution, the market is demanding an increasingly flexibility from companies to adapt to the pace of change in what customers want. The present research was developed in an automotive company, where software teams are pursuing Agile methodologies to coupe with these challenges. Teams use the Scrum framework, however, lack of efficient communication among team members results in poor performance of the product owner and the development team. In an attempt to solve this issue and according to the needs shared by the teams, this paper proposes a grooming process for a Scrum team. It provides a step-wise approach to work breakdown, from customer requirements elicitation to the development of ready work entities using the user story format. This paper describes how agile methods can support requirements engineering in a software project.


Agile methodology Scrum Product backlog grooming 



This work is supported by: European Structural and Investment Funds in the FEDER component, through the Operational Competitiveness and Internationalization Programme (COMPETE 2020) [Project nº 002797; Funding Reference: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-002797].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisca Ribeiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • André L. Ferreira
    • 2
  • Anabela Tereso
    • 1
  • Deborah Perrotta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Production and Systems Department/Centre ALGORITMIUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Bosch Car Multimedia PortugalBragaPortugal

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