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MANAGING AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: BEST PRACTICES AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS 

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB FACULTY OF ORGANIZATION AND INFORMATICS VARAŽDINMANAGING AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: BEST PRACTICES AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT TOOLS MASTER THESIS Mentor: Ph.D. Ruben Picek, assistant professor Student: Martina Šimičić ID Number: 38805/09-R Information and Software Engineering Graduate Study Varaždin, Rujan 2011.
  • Contents1. Introduction2. Project management3. Software development methodologies 1. Traditional 2. Agile 1. Extreme programming 2. Scrum4. Tools for Agile Software Development5. Analysis of Agile software development projects 1. POS project 2. Invoicing project 3. Educational software project6. Conclusion7. Literature
  • Introduction The fastest and the most efficient way of developing software? Deliver software on budget, on time, satisfy customer, allocate resources? Traditional or Agile Methodology? Project management tool?
  • Project management Customers Project Steering Director Committee Executive sponsor Project team Stakeholders Key Stakeholders Vendors
  • Software development methodologies According to Sommerville [ (5), page 13] there are three key challenges facing software engineering nowadays:  The heterogeneity challenge  The delivery challenge  The trust challenge(5) Sommerville, Ian. Software engineering - 8th edition. s.l. : Addison Wesley, June 4, 2006.
  • Software development methodologies - Traditional According to Awad [ (7), page 6] there are four main characteristics of heavyweight methodologies:  Predictive approach  Comprehensive documentation  Process oriented  Tool oriented(7) Awad, Mohamed. Comparison between Agile and Traditional Software DevelopmentMethodologies. [Online] [Cited: 25 February 2011.]http://pds10.egloos.com/pds/200808/13/85/A_comparision_between_Agile_and_Traditional_SW_development_methodologies.pdf.
  • Software development methodologies - AgileAgile methodologies are introduced by four basic values [ (10)]: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan(10) Agile values. Agile manifesto official web page. [Online] [Cited: 2 March 2011.]http://agilemanifesto.org/.
  • Software development methodologies - Agile Agile process Modularity Collaborative Iterative People- Time-Bound Oriented Convergent Parsimony Incremental AdaptiveGranville, Miller G. The Characteristics of Agile Software Processes. [Online] [Cited: 2 March 2011.]http://faculty.salisbury.edu/~xswang/Research/Papers/SERelated/Agile/12510385.pdf.
  • Extreme programming - XP Best practices Principles Values
  • Extreme programming - XP On-site customers Product Coaches Owner Domain Stakeholders experts Testers Roles Business analysts Designer Technical and specialists architects Interactions Programmers designers
  • Extreme programming - XPConcepts and best practices: Test Driven Development Refactoring Timeboxing The Last Responsible Moment Technical Debt Stories Iterations Velocity Theory of Constraints Mindfulness
  • ScrumValues and principles Empiricism Emergence Timeboxing Prioritization Self-organization
  • Scrum Product Owner  Smaller teams Roles  For bigger - Scrum Project Scrum of Scrums team Master(17) Waters, Kelly. Using Scrum on Larger Projects: "Scrum of Scrums". [Online] [Cited: 22February 2011.] http://www.allaboutagile.com/using-scrum-on-larger-projects-scrum-of-scrums/.
  • Scrum(18) Eclipse. Eclipse organization. [Online] [Cited: 22 February 2011.]http://epf.eclipse.org/wikis/scrumpt/Scrum/guidances/supportingmaterials/resources/ScrumLargeLabelled.png
  • Tools for Agile SoftwareDevelopmentPivotalTracker Team Foundation Server VersionOneThe Exia Process Acunote BrixHQ Target Process Mingle BannanaScrum
  • Tools for Agile SoftwareDevelopmentEvaluation model: Basic description Team collaboration and source code management Tool configuration Reporting and documentation Specific product characteristics Results
  • Analysis of Agile softwaredevelopment projects – POS project 4 persons project team + 1 Desktop application Visual Basic Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
  • Analysis of Agile softwaredevelopment projects – POS projectQuestion 1: Is it possible for the Product Owner to be a Scrum Master at the same time?
  • Analysis of Agile softwaredevelopment projects – POS projectQuestion 2: What does the one story point actually indicate?
  • Analysis of Agile softwaredevelopment projects – POS projectQuestion 3: Is it possible to add user stories during the sprint?
  • Analysis of Agile softwaredevelopment projects – POS projectQuestion 4: What can POS project team do to get higher results?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Invoicing project  3 persons project team + 1  Web application  Ruby on Rails  DokuWiki, email, TFS
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Invoicing projectQuestion 5: Agile methodologies and new technologies, how does it fit together?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Invoicing projectQuestion 6: Is it possible that a Wiki system replace an agile project management tool?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Invoicing projectQuestion 7: Is it possible to practice Scrum without planning poker game and triangulation?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Invoicing projectQuestion 8: How far can the team go in agile methodology adoption?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Invoicing projectQuestion 9: What can Invoice project team do to get higher results?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Educational software project  5 persons project team  Dislocated team (5h time-zone difference)  Web application  Ruby on Rails  PivotalTracker, DokuWiki
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Educational software projectQuestion 10: Is it possible and is it needed to perform daily meetings in distributed project teams?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Educational software projectQuestion 11: How do the agile methodologies respond to the needs of distributed teams?
  • Analysis of Agile software developmentprojects – Educational software projectQuestion 12: What can Educational software project team do to get higher results?
  • Conclusion When starting agile, a methodology should be chosen and all of the concepts should be adopted Coach, project management tool and wiki system are desirable Best tool Team communication is essential
  • Future work… Agile documentation Managing distributed systems Transaction of knowledge between senior and junior programmers http://agile-only.com/
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