Applying ISO/IEC 12207:2008 with SCRUM and Agile Methods

  • Emanuel Irrazabal
  • Felipe Vásquez
  • Rafael Díaz
  • Javier Garzás
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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 155)


Currently and in recent years several international initiatives specifically oriented to put together small and medium enterprises, processes and agile methods have been identified. Likewise, different studies have identified the mapping between agile methodologies and software development process models like CMMI-DEV and ISO/IEC 12207, but the studies related to ISO/IEC 12207 are based on the 1995 version. Therefore this work focuses on the relationship between agile practices, especially SCRUM, and a process subset from the 2008 version of the ISO/IEC 12207 standard. SCRUM is one of the most popular agile methods and is an incremental iterative process. These two characteristics mean dividing the project into phases or iterations and incremental delivery of the project. The relationships indicated in the work are obtained from the analysis of previous works and consulting experience at 25 enterprises that comply with the standard outcomes implementing agile methodologies. The main purpose of the study is to know the extent to which agile practices help in the implementation of practices indicated in this process model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuel Irrazabal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Felipe Vásquez
    • 2
  • Rafael Díaz
    • 2
  • Javier Garzás
    • 1
    • 2
  2. 2.Kybele Research GroupUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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