Initial Results of the HELENA Survey Conducted in Estonia with Comparison to Results from Sweden and Worldwide
The way how software is developed in industry has considerably changed with the advent of the agile development paradigm about 20 years ago. The HELENA initiative tries to investigate the current state of practice in software and system development. This paper reports about initial results of an online survey that was conducted in 26 countries simultaneously, focusing on results from Estonia and comparing these results with results from Sweden as well as with the joint results from all participating countries worldwide.
KeywordsAgile software development HELENA Survey
We would like to thank the designers of the HELENA survey instrument and all survey participants. Special thanks go to Anne Jääger for compiling the list of contacts in Estonian companies and sending out emails to them, as well as to Nauman bin Ali, Rashidah Kasauli, Grischa Liebel, and Kai Petersen for their help in survey design and data collection as part of the Swedish group. Ezequiel Scott and Dietmar Pfahl were financially supported by the institutional research grant IUT20-55 of the Estonian Research Council as well as the Estonian IT Center of Excellence (EXCITE).
- 1.Kuhrmann, M., Diebold, P., Münch, J., Tell, P., Garousi, V., Felderer, M., Trektere, K., McCaffery, F., Linssen, O., Hanser, E., et al.: Hybrid software and system development in practice: waterfall, scrum, and beyond. In: Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Software and System Process, pp. 30–39. ACM (2017)Google Scholar