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Introducing Scrum in a Very Small Enterprise: A Productivity and Quality Analysis

  • Edgar Caballero
  • Jose A. Calvo-Manzano
  • Tomás San Feliu
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 172)

Abstract

The very small enterprises are seriously affected by the actual global economic crisis. At this scenario the competitiveness is a key factor and productivity enhancements are needed. This article shows an experience about introducing an agile methodology in a very small enterprise. The organization needed to improve their projects productivity without compromising the quality and decided to introduce Scrum in order to verify its efficiency. The goal of this paper is to analyze the productivity and quality by comparing the Scrum pilot project with a previous similar experience based in TSPi.

Keywords

Scrum Software Quality Software Productivity Process Improvement Very Small Enterprise TSPi 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar Caballero
    • 1
  • Jose A. Calvo-Manzano
    • 1
  • Tomás San Feliu
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del SoftwareFacultad de InformáticaBoadilla del MonteEspaña

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