A Survey on the Application of the V-Modell XT in German Government Agencies

  • Marco Kuhrmann
  • Christian Lange
  • André Schnackenburg
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 172)


The V-Modell XT is the standard software development process for IT-projects in the German government. For federal agencies, this process is mandatory to manage internal IT-projects, as well as to coordinate projects of third-party suppliers. The V-Modell XT is available since 2005 and already in use at several German agencies to organize and manage projects. In this paper, we present a survey that – 5 years after the release of the V-Modell XT – contributes an insight into the usage style, ratings, and tempers of project managers working with the new process. The survey consists of two stages: the first stage narrows down the application domain and allows for initial observations, followed by a second stage, which allows for quantified assertions. We also summarize the core requirements to extend the visibility of the process and to improve the quality of its application.


Government Agencies Process Application V-Modell XT 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Basili, V.R., Rombach, H.D.: The TAME Project. Towards Improvement-oriented Software Environments. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 14(6) (1998)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Buschermöhle, R., Eekhoff, H., Josko, B.: SUCCESS 2006 — SUCCess and failurE of hard- and Software projectS (Erfolgs- und Misserfolgsfaktoren bei der Durchführung von Hard- und Software-Entwicklungsprojekten in Deutschland). BIS-Verlag (2006)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Federal Court of Auditors. Annual Report on Federal Financial Management – further audit findings. Technical report, Federal Court of Auditors (2010)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Federal Ministry of the Interior. V-Modell XT. Current release: 1.3 (English version available),
  5. 5.
    Federal Office for Administrative Affairs. V-Modell XT Bund. Current release: 1.0 (basis V-Modell XT 1.3),
  6. 6.
    Fritzsche, M., Keil, P.: Kategorisierung etablierter Vorgehensmodelle und ihre Verbreitung in der deutschen Software-Industrie. Technical report, Technische Universität München (2007)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    ISO. Information technology – Process Assessment — Part 5: An exemplar Process Assessment Model. ISO/IEC 15504-5:2006 (Spice). Technical report, International Organisation for Standardization (2006)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Kneuper, R.: Improving Software and Systems Development Processes Using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI-Dev). Rooky Nook (2008)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Lange, C., Kuhrmann, M., Schnackenburg, A.: Einsatz des V-Modell XT in der Behördenpraxis — Analyse, Auswertung, Verbesserung. In: Proceedings of Software & Systems Engineering Essentials (2009)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Mah, M.: How Agile Projects Measure Up, and What This Means to You. Technical report, Cutter Consortium Business-IT Strategies (2010)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Ternité, T., Kuhrmann, M.: Das V-Modell XT Metamodell. Technical report, Technische Universität München (2009)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    The Standish Group. Chaos Reports,

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Kuhrmann
    • 1
  • Christian Lange
    • 2
  • André Schnackenburg
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Federal Office of AdministrationOffice for Information TechnologyCologneGermany

Personalised recommendations