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Using Agile Methods for Infrastructure Projects: A Practical Experience

  • C. J. Torrecilla-Salinas
  • J. Sedeño
  • M. J. Escalona
  • M. Mejías
Conference paper

Abstract

Agile approaches have emerged in Software Development projects during the last decade becoming a real alternative for organizations developing software. These approaches have been used successfully in several and different projects: from small teams of in-site developers to teams comprising hundreds of developers all over the world. Nevertheless, Agile approaches are not only suitable for Software Development projects, but these methodologies can also be considered to be a framework to plan, estimate and manage any kind of project s focused on quick-response, adaptation to customers’ needs and early delivery of value to costumers. This paper presents the result of an experience dealing with using an Agile framework, based on Scrum, in an infrastructure project applied to a Spanish Public Administration. According to the results of the project, the paper takes out the main lessons learned and proposes further lines of research.

Keywords

Agile methodologies Scrum e-Government Public Administration Infrastructure 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research has been supported by the project QSimTest (TIN2007-67843- C06_03), by the Tempros project (TIN2010-20057-C03-02), and by the project NDTQ-Framework (TIC-5789) of the Junta de Andaluc’a, Spain. We would also like to thank the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Junta de Andaluc’a for letting us issuing these data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Torrecilla-Salinas
    • 1
  • J. Sedeño
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. J. Escalona
    • 1
  • M. Mejías
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Languages and SystemsUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales. Junta de AndalucíaSevillaSpain

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