Large-Scale Agile Software Development at SAP AG

  • Joachim Schnitter
  • Olaf Mackert
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 230)


In an ongoing change process SAP AG has managed to move the software development processes from a waterfall-like approach to agile methodologies. We outline how Scrum was introduced to implement a lean development style as well as the model chosen to scale Scrum up to large product development projects. The change affected about 18.000 developers in 12 global locations. This paper is an extended and revised version of an earlier publication [15]. It includes recent findings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Schnitter
    • 1
  • Olaf Mackert
    • 1
  1. 1.SAP AGWalldorfGermany

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