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Enacted Software Development Routines Based on Waterfall and Agile Software Methods: Socio-Technical Event Sequence Study

Enacted Software Development Routines Based on Waterfall and Agile Software Methods: Socio-Technical Event Sequence Study,10.1007/978-3-642-20633-7_15

Enacted Software Development Routines Based on Waterfall and Agile Software Methods: Socio-Technical Event Sequence Study   (Citations: 1)
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In recent decades, “agile” software development methodologies have been put forth as an alternative to traditional “waterfall” methodologies. These agile methods advance a fundamentally different approach to software development. Empirical evidence indicates differences between the two with respect to outcomes and development experience. Yet little is known to what extent the actual development practices based on either agile or traditional life cycle methodologies differ. In the current study we examine the variation in performative routines during software development by contrasting agile and traditional lifecycle process models using event sequencing method for detecting activity variations among recorded performative processes in the selected projects. Our analysis shows that performative enactment of waterfall and agile ostensive routines do differ in terms of activity types carried out in the early requirements steps. However, performative routines did show conformance to ostensive specifications in iterations, affordance types, and design objects used.
Published in 2011.
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    • ...In the case of software development, the formalized written methodology can be considered the ostensive aspect of the software process, whereas the situated design practice is the performative aspect[37]...
    • ...Next we report our process data for comparing the agile method with the traditional method[37]...
    • ...We engaged in 22 interviews of at least an hour to collect and validate the data[37]...

    B. Veeresh Thummadiet al. Enacted Routines in Agile and Waterfall Processes

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