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Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

20th International Conference, XP 2019, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 21–25, 2019, Proceedings

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP, volume 355)

Conference series link(s): XP: International Conference on Agile Software Development

Conference proceedings info: XP 2019.

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Table of contents (15 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Agile Adoption

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Agile Practices in Practice: Towards a Theory of Agile Adoption and Process Evolution

      • Brendan Julian, James Noble, Craig Anslow
      Pages 3-18Open Access
    3. Agile Methods Knowledge Representation for Systematic Practices Adoption

      • Soreangsey Kiv, Samedi Heng, Manuel Kolp, Yves Wautelet
      Pages 19-34Open Access
  3. Agile Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Leadership Gap in Agile Teams: How Teams and Scrum Masters Mature

      • Simone V. Spiegler, Christoph Heinecke, Stefan Wagner
      Pages 37-52Open Access
    3. BAM - Backlog Assessment Method

      • Richard Berntsson Svensson, Tony Gorschek, Per-Olof Bengtsson, Jonas Widerberg
      Pages 53-68Open Access
    4. The Unfulfilled Potential of Data-Driven Decision Making in Agile Software Development

      • Richard Berntsson Svensson, Robert Feldt, Richard Torkar
      Pages 69-85Open Access
    5. Empowering Agile Project Members with Accessibility Testing Tools: A Case Study

      • Viktoria Stray, Aleksander Bai, Nikolai Sverdrup, Heidi Mork
      Pages 86-101Open Access
    6. Artifact-Facilitated Communication in Agile User-Centered Design

      • Andrei Garcia, Tiago Silva da Silva, Milene Selbach Silveira
      Pages 102-118Open Access
  4. Large-Scale Agile

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 119-119
    2. The Product Owner in Large-Scale Agile: An Empirical Study Through the Lens of Relational Coordination Theory

      • Marthe Berntzen, Nils Brede Moe, Viktoria Stray
      Pages 121-136Open Access
    3. How Are Agile Release Trains Formed in Practice? A Case Study in a Large Financial Corporation

      • Abheeshta Putta, Maria Paasivaara, Casper Lassenius
      Pages 154-170Open Access
  5. Agility Beyond IT

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171
    2. Corporate-Level Communities at Ericsson: Parallel Organizational Structure for Fostering Alignment for Autonomy

      • Darja Šmite, Nils Brede Moe, Jonas Wigander, Hendrik Esser
      Pages 173-188Open Access
    3. Scaling Agile Beyond Organizational Boundaries: Coordination Challenges in Software Ecosystems

      • Iris Figalist, Christoph Elsner, Jan Bosch, Helena Holmström Olsson
      Pages 189-206Open Access
    4. Enterprise Agility: A Balancing Act - A Local Government Case Study

      • Leonor Barroca, Helen Sharp, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Peggy Gregory, Katie Taylor, Raid AlQaisi
      Pages 207-223Open Access
  6. The Future of Agile

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 225-225
    2. A Taxonomy of Software Engineering Challenges for Machine Learning Systems: An Empirical Investigation

      • Lucy Ellen Lwakatare, Aiswarya Raj, Jan Bosch, Helena Holmström Olsson, Ivica Crnkovic
      Pages 227-243Open Access

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About this book

This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2019, held in Montreal, QC, Canada, in May 2019.

XP is the premier agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a hybrid forum where agile researchers, academics, practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends. Following this history, for both researchers and seasoned practitioners XP 2019 provided an informal environment to network, share, and discover trends in Agile for the next 20 years

The 15 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: agile adoption, agile practices; large-scale agile; agility beyond IT, and the future of agile. 


  • agile software development
  • software creation and management
  • process management
  • test-driven development
  • project and people management
  • software development techniques
  • empirical software engineering
  • open access
  • scrum
  • lean software development



Editors and Affiliations

  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Philippe Kruchten

  • Innoxec, Santa Clara, USA

    Steven Fraser

  • École de technologie supérieure, Montréal, Canada

    François Coallier

About the editors


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

  • Book Subtitle: 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 21–25, 2019, Proceedings

  • Editors: Philippe Kruchten, Steven Fraser, François Coallier

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-19033-0Published: 27 April 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-19034-7Published: 11 May 2019

  • Series ISSN: 1865-1348

  • Series E-ISSN: 1865-1356

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 261

  • Number of Illustrations: 21 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Software Engineering, Software Management, IT Operations

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)